Romans 10:14 - Send A Message.

Romans 10:14: Send A Message.

Romans 10:14 (NLT) But how can they call on him to save them 
unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they 
have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless 
someone tells them?  


   Here's a ?4U. Do you have any friends who text more than they 
talk? Some studies say the average teenager sends over eighty text 
messages a day. That's more than 3,000 a month Texting seems to be the 
way a lot of kids communicate - and they're good at it. 
Thirteen-year-old Morgan Pozgar won the first National Texting Championship in 
2007. Since that time, teens have claimed every title, including 
Wisconsin's Austin Wierschke who notched back-to-back wins (and $100,000) in 
2011 and 2012. Austin isn't just fast at texting - he's also 
accurate. To win the title in 2012, he had to text a line from "Twinkle, 
Twinkle, Little Star" while blindfolded and also send a phrase that was 
written backwards. 
   You probably text under less stressful circumstances (and not 
in front of cameras and a live audience). But accuracy is equally 
important in your messages. You want to make sure the correct information 
gets communicated. And when you hear the familiar whistle of your 
cell phone alerting you about an incoming text message, what do you 
normally find? Most likely, it's a message from a friend or family 
member. But sometimes you see a spam message: "Your number was selected 
as our iPad winner of the day! Enter 'IPad to redeem." Some 
messages are more important than others. What happens to the spam? 
   Examine The Case
   As followers of Christ, we're called to tell others about 
Jesus. God wants us to be his witnesses. Maybe you're afraid to spread 
the good news about Jesus because you feel everybody has heard it 
before and you don't want them to hit delete. But you can't give up. 
The case for Christ is solid and reliable. More people need to hear 
about it. 
   The book of Romans asks a good question: "How can they 
believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear 
without someone preaching to them?" (Romans 10:14). As you text your 
friends, make sure you're not ignoring your faith. Tell them you're 
praying for them. Text an encouraging Bible verse to somebody who's 
down. We need to keep sending out Christ's message of love. With some 
persistence and creativity, the life-changing message of Jesus Christ will 
catch someone's eye and help bring them into God's family. Now that 
sounds 2G2BT (to good to be true), but it is true. 
   Final Word
   "How can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? 
And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?" Romans 
10:14. [Case For Christ For Kids by Les Strobel] 


Of all the elements of a worship service, the early believers in 
America held preaching to be the most important.  Those coming to 
worship were encouraged to listen to the preacher, not the man, but the 
words he spoke.  Because the words the preacher preached were the 
words of life, the very words Jesus had shared with the people of 
Israel, and later the same words the Holy Spirit brought to mind to the 
disciples. And today, when we attend worship, we too must remember that the 
words being spoken in Bible preaching/teaching churches, are Jesus' 
words. Begin to form a new habit today of listening to your preacher 
with awe, attention and expectancy. Awe because these are Jesus' 
words; attention because this is the message God has for us today; and 
expectancy that this living message will accomplish its purpose in the 
world, and in us. [In His Time; Walk With Wisdom] 

In telling others about Christ, an effective witness must 
include more than being a good example. Eventually, we will have to 
explain the content, the what and the how of the gospel. Modeling the 
Christian life is important, but we will need to connect the mind of the 
unbeliever and the message of the gospel. There should never be a debate 
between those who favor lifestyle evangelism (one's living proclaims the 
gospel) and confrontational evangelism (declaring the message). Both 
should be used together in promoting the gospel. [Life Application SB] 

   Why did Israel stumble over Christ and reject Him? Because 
they did not understand the kind of righteousness God wanted or how 
to get it. Like the Pharisees (and many people today), they thought 
only of righteous works and could not comprehend a righteousness that 
comes by faith (v. 13; Joel 2:32; Acts 2:21). 
   The missionary heart of Paul comes out in verses 14-17. 
Salvation is by faith, and faith comes "by hearing ... the word of God" 
(v. 17). But unbelieving sinners (including Israel) cannot hear 
unless we tell them. God needs people with beautiful feet (Isa. 52:7) 
to carry the gospel to the lost. 
   Despite Paul's broken heart (v. 1) and God's outstretched 
hands (v 21; Isa. 65:2), Israel did not believe; but the Gentiles did 
believe and God saved them! When you feel discouraged in your 
witnessing, remember Paul; continue caring, praying, and sharing the good 
news. Keep those feet beautiful! [Chapter by Chapter Bible Commentary 
by Warren Wiersbe re Rom. 10] 


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