For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 6:23 ESV)
 because, 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.
(Romans 10:9 ESV)
 For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
(Romans 10:13 ESV)
The grand finale to the Roman Road is simple: the wage of sin is death. Christ Jesus gave the free gift of eternal life. What do you have to do to accept the gift? This is even more simplified in the equation Paul writes: Confess that Jesus is Lord+Believe in Your Heart=Salvation. I like that the verse very pointedly says confess with your mouth. Not confess in your head and hide it from the rest of the world: show it (we’re not talking thumping people with bibles though, folks). Next truly, truly, believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, so that we may be raised from the dead as well. The best and final part: EVERYONE who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Don’t miss the second part; it is not saying that everyone will be saved, but everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. Just another example of God’s profound love for us.
Now, if anyone asks us about Jesus, we have all of the simplified concepts concerning salvation. We just have to be willing to take that road.
This week’s sermon is part of Perry Noble’s (Pastor of Newspring Church) Leadership Conference. Judah Smith is the preacher speaking who is the pastor of city City Church in Seattle, WA.
To get to this weeks sermon, type in Perry Noble Leadership Podcast in iTunes, then click on Judah Smith at Newspring Leadership Conference. Worth listening to!!
Unfortunately, we had to postpone our dirty dash training until this Saturday, but I promise I will have pics next week. In the meantime, here are some healthy recipes I have found and tried out:
Enchiladas with shredded chicken, low fat tortillas, green enchilada sauce, and cheese (they look a little funky but oh so good!). A little tip for shredded chicken: cook chicken in a pan with taco seasoning, and then put it in the kitchen aid to shred. Works like a charm!
Whole grain waffles with plain low fat yogurt, kiwis, and walnuts, with honey (a natural anti-inflammatory and antibacterial) drizzled over it
Baked sweet potato fries with garlic, parmesan and seasoning sprayed with some olive oil, with chicken tenders
p.s.: I think I’m also going to sign up for THIS race, another goal to work towards!