10 Key Words in the Roman's Road

The following is a soulwinning or preaching outline of ten key words found in the Roman's Road. Instead of going directly to Romans 3, let’s start with the “good news” of Romans 1.

The ten key words are Gospel, Salvation, Wrath, Unrighteousness, Excuse, Guilty, Righteousness, Justified, Whosoever, and Saved.

The good news is the Gospel, which is the first key word:

1. The Power of God: Gospel—Romans 1:1,9,15,16 

The good news of the Gospel is the power of God to save. The good news of the Gospel is found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, 1 Corinthians 1:17–18, and 1 Thessalonians 1:5.

  • Jesus died for our sins.
  • And He was buried.
  • And He rose from the dead.

2. The Plan of God: Salvation—Romans 1:16

  • Luke 2:11—“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”
  • Romans 10:1—“Brethren, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved”—saved from sin, death, and Hell.

3. The Provoking of God: Wrath—Romans 1:18

  • John 3:36—“…and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
  • Psalm 7:1—God is angry with the wicked every day.
  • Romans 5:10—“when we were enemies” 

4. The Problem with God: Unrighteousness—Romans 1:18

  • “Not like God”
  • “Not living right”

5. The Pronouncement of God: Excuse—Romans 1:20, 2:1

  • “Without excuse”
  • “Inexcusable”

6. The Proclamation of God: Guilty—Romans 3:19

  • John 3:18—“Condemned already”
  • “All have sinned”
  • “There is none righteous”

7. The Provision of God: Righteousness—Romans 3:21–28

  • “Declared righteous”
  • Romans 3:21-28
  • Romans 5:17-19 “Gift
  • Romans 10:2-4
  • 1 Corinthians 1:30
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • Philippians 3:9

8. The Peace of God: Justified—Romans 5:1

  • “The possibility of peace”
  • “Declared righteous”

9. The Promise of God: Whosoever—Romans 10:13

  • “Whosoever means me” 

10. The Purpose of God: Saved—Romans 10:13

  • Luke 19:10—“For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
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