Sometimes the waves of events happening this election season knock me over and I have to catch my breath. Then I remember that God is sovereign. He has given us his word with timeless truth. I am glad to be studying the book of Romans.
Last Sunday we had a guest speaker at church. His message centered on the gospel truths found in Romans. Here are some key passages:
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23
We are all sinners. We all need God’s grace.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
Paul explains that we are saved by faith, by turning to God and accepting His way.
But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
God loves us!
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23
We have to accept the gift.
After guiding us through the gospel message, our speaker suggested that we find words to tell our personal story. He gave us his thirty-second testimony and asked us to work on doing the same. So, here is my testimony:
I grew up in a Christian home and asked Jesus to be my Savior at a young age. It was the beginning of my relationship with the Lord. During college, Bible study helped me grow and work through questions that I had about my faith. Eventually I married, we had children and we faced a huge challenge. Our son was diagnosed with leukemia. God helped us through faithful friends. When our son passed away I was overwhelmed with grief. I had kept a journal through Steven’s illness and as I reviewed it I saw God’s hand on Steven’s life and His love for our family. God met me in my pain. God is faithful to his promises.
Do you have a testimony of faith?