Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Faith Brings Salvation – The Story Behind Romans 10:9



Romans 10:9 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“That if you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Paul was a great missionary and went around planting churches everywhere.  This particular letter he wrote to the church in Rome.  Surprisingly he had never been there.  The church was planted by those who had come to Christ and then went to Rome and started a church.

Paul wrote this letter to encourage the Roman church and to give them a proper foundation in their faith.

In this section of Romans, Paul is explaining that all Israel (Jewish people) need a savior.  Some said that salvation comes by keeping the Law, a works salvation.

Paul argues that salvation is not by works but by faith.  What is required then for salvation?  In Romans 10:9 Paul writes that faith is demonstrated when someone is willing to publicly say that Jesus is now the Lord of their lives and has believed that Jesus died (for the forgiveness of their sins) and was raised from the dead (in order to grant them new life).

This is not about works but about faith.  God gives us right standing (righteousness) with Him based upon our faith in the finished work that Christ accomplished in His death and resurrection.

Now you know the story behind Romans 10:9. For more about Romans visit…

The Big Idea Of Romans Is The Story Of The Church Built Upon God’s Grace Made Active By Faith.

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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