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Salvation by Faith

ROMANS 10:9 | CHRIS WINANS | NOV 21, 2021

The Romans Road

Faith - Trust in what you have good reasons to believe

  • Choose the true statements below:
  • Our faith is a rational faith.
  • Our faith is a hopeful belief without reason.
  • Our faith is without evidence, yet we believe anyway.
  • Our faith is based in objective historical realities.

  • Read Exodus 4:1-9 and answer the below statements:
  • One sign God told Moses to offer was a _________________ that turned into a serpent.
  • Another sign was his __________________ that became leprous, then healed.
  • The last sign was that water from the Nile would be turned into __________________.

  • Explain the significance of what Jesus said in John 14:11.

  • What did John say in 1 John 1:3 as a reason to believe? Why is this important?

Faith – Evidence for the Resurrection

  • Richard Dawkins claim of no evidence for the resurrection can be refuted by the following accepted historical principles:
  • Each suggested fact must be ___________________ by several strong and ______________________ arguments.
  • A vast majority of even critical scholars must recognize the occurrences ________________ nature.

  • Historical people who attested to the crucifixion of the historical Jesus:
  • ________________________, a Jewish historian.
  • ________________________, a Roman historian.
  • ________________________, a Greek satirist.

  • Name two sources of testimony for the empty tomb.

  • Name people who saw the resurrected Jesus Christ.

  • Explain why the explosive growth of the early church is a proof of the resurrection.

Community Thinking

How will the thoughts of Acts 17:30-31 impact how we interact with unbelievers? 

Going Deeper

Apologetics: What is Apologetics?

What is apologetics, and why should Christians be concerned with it? 


Q. 52. How was Christ exalted in his resurrection?


A. Christ was exalted in his resurrection, in that, not having seen corruption in death, (of which it was not possible for him to be held,) and having the very same body in which he suffered, with the essential properties thereof, (but without mortality, and other common infirmities

belonging to this life,) really united to his soul, he rose again from the dead the third day by his own power; whereby he declared himself to be the Son of God, to have satisfied divine justice, to have vanquished death, and him that had the power of it, and to be Lord of quick and dead: all which he did as a public person, the head of his church, for their justification, quickening in grace, support against enemies, and to assure them of their resurrection from the dead at the last day.