of the Gospel
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
Romans 1:16 (ESV)
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Also called The Roman Road, Romans Road explains the gospel plan of salvation using (primarily) verses from the book of Romans. There are many variations using overlapping but not identical sets of verses. Note that most versions use only verses from Romans - which makes sense, given the name - but others toss in some extra verses.
I should note that there are some who claim that The Roman Road leads straight to hell. Their arguments are not persuasive, to put it mildly. Suffice it to say that this is true with all the "methods" of presenting the gospel - there are some who are persuaded that there is the "right" way and hence other ways must be wrong (or worse).
Here are some links providing more information.
What is the Romans Road to salvation? This gives the basic outline and elaborates more than any of the images.
Evangelism: The Romans Road to Salvation. From BibleGateway, this presents an outline along with the related verses. This includes more verses than the others.
What Is the Romans Road to Salvation? Scriptures and Commentary. This is a shorter version verse-wise, but includes more descriptive text, which is a big help. It is an important reminder that giving nothing more than a bare outline with accompanying verses is not likely to persuade a non-believer. Explanation is essential.
Romans Road Is an Easy, Systematic Way of Explaining the Plan of Salvation. I hate to describe this as "more of the same" because there are always at least slight variations.
The Roman Road to Salvation. This is from the Teen Missions website. I like the descriptions provided. It is definitely not dumbed down!
If you want to go The Romans Road route, you should pick your favorite version and print out whatever you need to give you the information you need. Don't hesitate to create your own hybrid version if you wish. Not only do the verses vary in our various examples, but even the outline can vary. There is no "best" version, only the version that you are most comfortable presenting.
This version contains some non-Romans verses. Sticking with Romans is fun, but hardly essential when it comes to presenting the basic gospel.
This is a very nicely done animated video presentation of Romans Road. Note that it is a presentation so you can show it to someone you are witnessing to. There is a catch, of course. It is very brief and while it contains the basic outline and the verses, it provides nothing much in the way of explanation. It is therefore up to you to pause the video and provide the necessary explanations. The video, by itself, cannot do the job. But it is a nice tool.
I really like this video. He goes down the road and does a good job explaining things. He tosses in several non-Romans verses. This might be a good video to show someone. I don't believe it would be necessary to pause and elaborate as in the preceding video - though you should always be prepared to pause and answer questions, should they arise. And while I think it is generally more effective to present the gospel directly, a good video is an alternative. Regardless, you can pick up some good pointers with what and how to present the Roman Road with this video.
This might be considered the "short" version, as it involves only five verses, all from Romans.
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Another Romans only, but it adds one more verse and has the virtue of including the text of the verse.
Note: If you want to print one of the images, first click on the image to bring up the larger view. Then right click and save the picture; then print the saved image.
Mostly Romans, with additional verses.
Memory Verse Cards
We have a set of Romans only verse cards. If you need to flesh things out, our regular Evangelism cards should do the trick. As always, you can download the following Word document(s), print two-sided, flip on long edge. If your printer can handle card stock, use it.