Romans 10:1-16a

Stop trying to MAKE yourself RIGHT with God

Romans 10:1-4 “Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is for the people of Israel to be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Refusing to accept God’s way, they cling to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. 4 For Christ has already accomplished the purpose for which the law was given.* As a result, all who believe in him are made right with God.”

Believe & Declare “Jesus is Lord” to be right w/God

Romans 10:9-13 “9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, ‘Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.’* 12 Jew & Gentile* are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’”*

Consider your RESPONSE to Jesus carefully

Romans 10:14-16a “14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!”*
16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News…”

Main Idea

Stop trying to make yourself right with God.  Accept God’s welcome to you, placing your faith in Jesus as Lord.