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The Domino Effect

Growing up, I hated playing dominos by the rules. Instead, I loved setting up all the dominos in a row. Once I had the dominos set up, I’d knock the first one over and watch as the first one knocked over the second, then on and on. The knocking over happened until all the dominos fell down. This reminds me of Romans 10. Each part of this scripture is like a domino. You’ve got to have one to knock down two, and so on. So what are these dominos? 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! – Romans 10:13-15 

Domino One  â€“ To get saved, you have to call on the name of the Lord. 

This domino makes a lot of sense. If you want to get saved, you’ve got to ask Jesus to save you. You can’t rely on your works, good deeds or anything else. It’s Jesus who does the saving, it’s a gift from Him. 

Domino Two â€“ To call on Jesus you have to believe. 

You have to believe in Jesus to call on Him. If you think that you’re saved by what you do or any other way there’s no need to call on Jesus. To call on Jesus, you’ve got to humble yourself and realize that without Jesus you can’t do enough good to get into heaven. You’ve got to believe that Jesus is God’s son, and his sacrifice on the cross was the payment for your sin. How do you begin believing you may ask? 

Domino Three â€“ To believe in Jesus, you have to hear about Him. 

If you haven’t heard about Jesus, how would you know that you should call on him, or believe in Him? You wouldn’t. You’ve got to build belief in Jesus by hearing about Him. Think about it, the more you hear about a great movie, the more you want to go and see it. The same is true about Jesus to develop the faith to believe Him, you’ve got to hear about Him.

So how do you begin to hear about Jesus? 

Domino Four â€“ To hear about Jesus, someone has to tell you about Him. 

Like the new restaurant you’ve tried recently. What made you decide to try it? Most likely, someone told you about it. Maybe a friend told you how good it was. The same is true with Jesus. If someone hadn’t told you about Jesus, you couldn’t have called on Him for salvation. When you hear about how good God is, it makes you believe in Him and want to invite Him into your life. 

Domino Five â€“ Those who tell others about Jesus are sent. 

As you tell others, they will hear about God, then they have the option to believe and finally call on Jesus to be saved. But the process starts with you telling people about what Jesus has done for you. This can cause a great domino effect. Causing someone you know and care for to get saved and to spend eternity with Jesus. So what are you waiting for? Begin sharing Jesus with others today! 

Let’s Holla @ God 

God help me this week to take some time to think about this scripture. Thank You for calling me to tell others about Jesus, His love and His eternal salvation for all in Jesus name Amen!

By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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