Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Romans Road to Salvation
Who is Good?
1. Romans 3:10 “As it is written, there is none righteous, not even one…”
Who has Sinned?
2. Romans “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
God’s Price for Sin:
3. Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.”
4. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Who Paid the Price?
5. Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
The Only way out:
6. Romans 10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth confesses, resulting in salvation.”
7. Romans “For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”
What Happens when you take God at His Word and claim His promise for your Salvation?
this was written to an audience of woman in prison but it's okay if you read it too.
Hi! My name is Kimberly Fincher I go by Kim. I am visiting you today through this here flyer to tell you my story. I was once right there where you are in prison. I once didn’t know Jesus Christ as my Saviour and I felt fear, anger, and darkness in my heart. During my time in prison a lady shared with me about Jesus and one day I decided to pray for His Help to God if Jesus was real. Jesus Christ visited me that night in my cold, dark cell as I had prayed that night so desperately crying in fear to sleep, not knowing what mean and harsh thing my roomy might do to me the next day. You see I am a 5’4” white female and she was a 5’2” black female that had a 5’8” girlfriend and they both scared me as I was not much for confrontation. I am not prejudice just trying to give u a visual of who I was and how fear had a hold on me. I always ran away until my sins caught up to me and life all came down on me hard. I was instutionalized for 6 months because I couldn’t handle reality. I shut down and wouldn’t talk at all for about 4 months. The thing that pushed me to the edge of committing 2 felony crimes and got me 3 years prison was drug-use, I became homeless and mentally ill, being homeless at 26 wasn’t in my plans nor was prison and felony charges. Before that I tried killing myself on several occasions with no success.
But, now I know that God is willing to meet us in our darkness if we will call on His name. He also loves us so, so much that He will let us go that far in our sins knowing that we will finally come to Him. On September 24, 2007 I gave my life and heart to Christ and He gave me freedom from fear, a new heart filled with hope, and a new life filled with joy, peace, and love for myself and others. I was released from TDCJ custody March 23, 2009 and have since gotten married and have two boys.
With the Lord’s help and encouragement I have been visiting those in prison with Words of Encouragement since May 2009 and have self-published two books: Freedom Behind Bars contains 7 inmate testimonies and mine, includes several bible studies on faith, hope, and love. Following God- His Plans for Your Life is a challenge wrapped in bible studies with the question will you follow God or the world. We all choose daily: to serve the world or God. What will you choose? What have you been choosing? But more importantly will you choose differently now?
It’s always up to you, God’s a loving Father and will not ever force His plans or His love on you. Will you choose today to know Jesus Christ? I am praying that right now you will take that leap of faith as I did. I promise that you will not regret it and you will not look back. His love is real.
This Christmas I pray
That you will know Christ
And celebrate your new life in Christ
Let me know if you decided to make this decision
I am a real person that loves Jesus and that loves His Children
You are that Child and Your Father God Loves You!
“Yes Jesus love you, Yes Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves us for the Bible tells me so!
Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.”
I am praising the Lord for your Salvation! For your eyes and your heart and your mind being made new and opened up to His voice, opened up to His healing touch, to His great love for you!
Oh, precious child of God you are, let Him hold your hand and make your path free from harm
Oh, how he loves us, oh how He loves us, Oh How He Loves you
For the Bible tells me so.
Let Him talk to you, listen for the sound of His voice whispering your name.
He longs to talk to you and for you to recognize His calling to you.
Pray today to know Jesus as Your Savior and that the Words of the Bible will be real to you
And that you will have great understanding.
Pray for wisdom and discernment and each day renew your heart to Him and desire to serve Him. He will give you so much more than the world can than doing it on your own can.
My greatest desire is for you to know Christ this Christmas. Have a Blessed New Year!
In Christ’s Service, Joseph & Kim Fincher Family Ministry –December 2014
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