Good News For Today 20 Paul Sohn – The Roman Road (2:26 min).
Hello, I’m David Hibbert, and I’ve got some good news for you!
Here’s how Paul Sohn explained the gospel – the good news of Jesus Christ. The Bible, in Romans 3:23 says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” According to this verse, all of us have sinned against God. This includes not only big sins, like rape and murder, but also smaller things – like cruelty, insensitivity toward others, losing your temper, cheating, and self-centeredness. I’m willing to admit to doing some of these things – how about you? The Bible also says, in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” According to this verse, those little wrongdoing you and I just admitted to have earned us a penalty. That penalty is death. But the good news, in the same verse is, that God has offered us a gift, and that gift is eternal life. We can freely receive God’s forgiveness and His pardon from the death penalty that we owe. The penalty has already been paid for by Jesus’ death on the cross. And like any other gift, we can’t earn it – we can only receive it. How do we receive it? Let’s look at one more verse. Romans 10:3 says “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Do you see how simple it is to receive God’s gift? All we have to do, is recognize the fact that we’ve sinned and deserve death, and then call out to God and humbly ask for His forgiveness, and the new life He’s offering to us. That’s what I did a number of years ago, and I’d like to encourage you to do the same.” And that’s your Good News For Today!