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Roman Road to Salvation

The Gospel of Grace
(revealed by our Lord Jesus Christ to our Apostle Paul)

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

How You Can Know God’s Love

“There is a God in Heaven who loves you as you are and not as you should be.”

Yes… you are right… there is a God. You know that must be true. The heart of the human being longs for God, and logic demands divine existence.

While everyone believes God is… most sense separation from God. We know God must be holy and good. We see ourselves as unholy and not good. We conclude that God is angry with us and we cannot know Him.

Good News! This Testament of God’s love is His Word to tell us that He loves us as we are. That love will save us from our sin and make us what we should be as God’s children.

Romans 3:10 “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one ….”

Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God ….”

Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

Death here means spiritual insensitivity. When we are still in our sin, we have no life with God. We are alive physically but dead spiritually. If we continue in that condition, we will be separated from God for all eternity, but God gives eternal life. So how can we receive God’s gift of eternal life?

Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth ….”

To be saved, we must believe the gospel. The word “gospel” means “good news”. But before we can believe the good news, we have to know what it is.

1 Corinthians 15:1-4 “Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel … that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures ….”

This is the gospel, which we must believe in order to be saved. Now, how does believing this gospel save us?

Romans 5:8-9 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

Romans 3:22-26 “Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation (appeasing sacrifice) through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.”

We can be saved from the wrath of God, because Jesus Christ, the Son of God died on the cross as a sacrifice for our sins and rose from the dead. He paid the price for us, and we are justified in God’s eyes through our faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works lest any man should boast.”

There will be no boasting in heaven. We cannot be saved by our own righteousness, but only by God’s grace, through faith.

Ephesians 1:13-14 “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.”

Will you now call upon Jesus to save you from your sin so that you can know God’s love and forgiveness?

Pray like this: “Dear God, I confess that I am a sinner, and I am sorry. I need a Savior. I know I cannot save myself. I believe by faith that Jesus, your Son, died on the cross to be my Savior. I believe He arose from the grave to live as my Lord. I turn from my sin. I ask You, Lord Jesus, to forgive my sin and come into my heart. I trust you as my Savior and receive you as my Lord. Thank you, Jesus, for saving me.”

When anyone calls on the Lord in this manner, that one is saved according to God’s Word. If you pray a prayer of repentance and faith, you are saved. You have God’s word on it.

If you have prayed this prayer to receive Christ as your Lord and Savoir, why not record your decision to follow Jesus as follows. Often times, a good place to write this would be inside the cover of your bible:

Believing by faith that God loves me and sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for my sin and arise from the grave to live in me, I, _______, do this day, ________, repent of my sin and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior. According to the promise of God in Romans 10:13, I have called upon His name and have His word for the assurance of my salvation.

Once we believe the gospel, we are sealed with God’s Holy Spirit. This is God’s deposit that guarantees he will redeem us, whom our Lord Jesus Christ “purchased with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).

Studying the Bible is an essential part of the growth of every believer. New believers should begin by reading the letters of our Apostle Paul (Romans 11:13), starting with Romans and then continuing through all of Paul’s letters.

The OCF Bible App contains testimonies in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin Chinese in audio and print that are part of the Oil Patch Bible. The App also contains links to OCF social media and website. The App also houses an audio Bible that has over 1200 languages available to read or listen.

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Featured Event
Apr
1
Wed
OCF South Tulsa Luncheon @ Marley's Pizzeria
Apr 1 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Meeting Information:
When: 1st Wednesday of the month from 11:45 am – 12:45 pm.
Where: Marley’s Pizzeria, 6104 E. 71st Street, Tulsa, OK 74136 (918) 551-7744
Cost: $7.25 for pizza buffet and side salad.  Menu available for alternate selection.
Contact: Jim Williams, Email: jimb.williams@hotmail.com or mobile: 918-409-6711

 

Apr
2
Thu
OCF Oklahoma City luncheon @ City Recue Mission Chapel
Apr 2 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
OCF-OKC Lunch Meetings:
When: First Thursday of each month, 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM
 
(Please enter the chapel via the NE entrance at the corner of Shartel & California avenues)
Cost: N.C. (Donations welcomed for Bibles & TttR; cash, check or credit card accepted)
RSVP via Eventbrite (www.ocf-okc.eventbrite.com) prior to 6 AM on the Wednesday before Thursday lunch.
For more information contact:
Max Holloway (maxholloway@cox.net), OCF-OKC Chapter Leader.
Randy Patterson, 405-517-0820 (cell/text),randyl.patterson@gmail.com, randypatterson@cox.net; OCF-OKC Director of Communications

 

Apr
8
Wed
OCF San Antonio luncheon @ Sonterra Country Club
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

When:  Always the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

Please come be a part of the Oilfield Christian Fellowship monthly meeting at Sonterra Country Club for lunch and fellowship July 10 at 11:30 a.m.

RSVP cost is $20

GUEST SPEAKER:

ATTENTION: We have a new venue and request that you RSVP which is very simple to do with just a couple clicks, no RSVP pay at the door is $25.

If your interested in sponsoring lunch please contact Matt Lockwood 210-701-6397

Where – SONTERRA COUNTRY CLUB 901 Sonterra Blvd San Antonio, TX 78258

               The meeting entrance is where the valet is located.

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If you have any specific request and / or questions for the OCF San Antonio chapter don’t hesitate to reply to this email or email OCFSanAntonio@gmail.com.

For additional information email: ocfsanantonio@gmail.com or call Joe DeGeare 281-381-7573 or Pete Bommer 210-216-6400 .

PLEASE RSVP via 48 hours prior to the event

OCF Tyler Luncheon @ Holly Tree Country Club, Tyler TX
Apr 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Meetings:

When: 11:30 to 1 PM / 2nd Wednesday of each month

Where: Hollytree CC
6700 Hollytree Dr, Tyler, TX 75703

COST:  Lunch: $20.00 per person

(Cash or Check, no credit cards)


For more information contact:
 Terry Bates at 903-343-3111 or terry.bates@grenergyservices.com

 

Come join us for Fellowship and Worship!!

Apr
16
Thu
OCF Dallas @ Hope for the Heart Headquarters
Apr 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Monthly Meetings:

When: 11:30 am to 12:30 pm / 3rd Thursday of month (except March and December, contact board for dates)

Where: Hope for the Heart Headquarters, 2001 W. Plano Pkwy, Plano TX 75075

Speaker:

Lunch: Available via Cafe on location

RSVP: With Drew Kendrick via email at dkendrick@stokesandspiehler.com or by phone at 214-205-4668

NOTE: reservations must be made by Friday prior to the Thursday Meeting

Cost: FREE! Lunch available at the Cafe located in the lobby of the Hope Center.  DONATIONS WELCOME!

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