Week of February 17 - Day 3

Day 3 Read: Romans 10:14-15

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”  

Reflect: Who shared the gospel with you? What would your life be like if no one told you the good news about Jesus? What does Paul imply might happen to those we refuse to share the gospel with?

Consider: If everyone who calls upon the Lord will be saved, it is important that everyone have the opportunity to hear. Apart from hearing the message no one can believe. People do not believe in one of whom they have never heard.61 Therefore it is necessary that a messenger be sent. Someone must come preaching the good news. Stott observes that “the essence of Paul’s argument is seen if we put his six verbs in the opposite order: Christ sends heralds; heralds preach; people hear; hearers believe; believers call; and those who call are saved.”[1]

Respond: How does verse 14 help you better understand the importance of having conversations about Jesus? How do these verses challenge you to be more proactive about sharing the gospel?

[1] Robert H. Mounce, Romans, vol. 27, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1995), 211.