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Showing posts with label Love. Show all posts

Teaching on Romans Road


Romans Road or Road to Romans are the teaching based on the book of Romans. There are many verse within this that can be taken up as a path to be followed to get salvation. I specially like this for the simplicity, although Bible is a simple book to read and understand if we have faith on the words... especially the following verses which will be highlighted as part of the Road to Romans or Romans Road. 

Very simple yet powerful verses... Following 3 verses helps us summarize what the Book of Romans is trying to say to us about our life, what we are and the salvation.. how to get it.

The first step in the "Romans Road" or "Road to Romans"
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God... [Romans 3:23]

Became One Among Us... to show us the way

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us...
[John 1:14]

Long back I had heard a story of a boy and his friends and this boy was very passionate about these friend. We would be wondering what is so special about this friend. You will understand when you will know that these friends were ANTS. Yes ants were his friends. He had no other friends apart from these ants, also he never played any other games apart from keeping watch on these ants when ever he is free. As soon as he come from school he would go to his behind his house where these ants stayed. One interesting thing he noticed in these ants were that they use to always go in line, and he would map in to the people who would go at all ways never in a line. These ants use to help each other, doesn't matter what they know each other they were all together. One day the boy saw that these ants were moving to a big pool of water. He realized that the ants (his friends) will soon go and die.He wanted to save them but did not knew how he can save them. He started shouting, which did not work. 

Law or Love.. Which one to Choose?

You search and investigate and pore over the Scriptures diligently, because you suppose and trust that you have eternal life through them. And these [very Scriptures] testify about Me! And still you are not willing [but refuse] to come to Me, so that you might have life.
[John 5:39-40]

Bible as a book has 2 main divisions, which are the Old Testament and the New Testament. New Testament is with respect to Jesus, his arrival, his mission and the completion of his purpose. Additionally in this section we can also see the mission that Jesus  had is been communicated to the world through his disciples. One of the main thing he taught was LOVE. Jesus Christ coming to this world to save us was because of the LOVE that our Father God had for us, and this is visible in the following very well know bible verse.

Newsletter - Faith in Tough Times(Dec2012)

[Edition month: Dec2012]

We can see people had been facing trials and temptation from the start of the creation in bible till this time. This could be health issues, financial problems, family issues etc. and as a habit at these time we start feel sad, become angry and disturbed, and some even lose their eagerness to life to the full happily and peacefully. One thing which we see very common at our response at these time is the one whom we call for help. When we face sickness, or come across a bad news, we usually say O God; help us… or Oh God, heal me…  We can usually see only one faithful response which is from no one else but from our heavenly Father. Our Father whom we believe and call had already done what he came for in this world. This includes dying for us to take the punishment from us for our sins.


My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are tested in different ways. You know that such testing of your faith produces patience.
[James 1:2-3]


There is one more area of this sacrifice which had been made for us, which is mentioned in

Love for God is the Beginning of Knowledge

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge..
[Proverbs 1:7]

What is Fear?
The very simple and common interpretation of this verse is that our Lord is very angry if we do wrong, and if we do wrong then he will punish us. So we should fear this Lord. We should live life with this fear always in our mind. A basic and simple question from our normal life... If i ask you to obey and worship me and if you don't, i will harm you and possibly destroy you... What will be your response...there is no doubt that you will look for option to avoid me and possibly never ever even think of meeting or interacting with me. Then how do you expect we human beings to obey and worship our Lord God if we fear him. We as nature only can follow and worship whom we love and who loves us. This is what is meant in this verse under context.

He Calls His Own.. and they Follow

The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes on ahead of them, and his sheep follow him because they know his voice.
[John 10:3-4]

When our parents call we respond immediately and reach them if we are far at that moment. If my friends call our for a gathering at home, we make sure to be there at the gathering time. When people who know us call us aloud in the midst of a gathering we usually tend to recognize that voice and will follow to that place. It does not matter where the call is from, if we make to that place or individual... we finally tend to get mingled with them and the their environment. This is very common for us as we know this world and its rules and scenarios.