2020欧冠名单If you frequent social media,  you will often hear or see a post that says, “I did a thing.”  he phrase will be attached to a photo of an important life event such as buying a new car, getting married or moving to a new home. This method of communication has been a little puzzling to me, so I decided to investigate it. 

According to , "I did a thing" is a common phrase used by millennials before confessing or sharing something. The millennial catchphrase “I did a thing” means just that. It’s often used as a way to announce something that’s previously been kept secret. Its usage has been critiqued for being annoying and a form of bragging. 

2020欧冠名单The Urban Dictionary defines “I did a thing” as a caption or announcement of something that happened. The phrase leaves much to be desired as a form of communication but it seems to be with us for the foreseeable future. 

So, let me borrow the millennial catchphrase to announce a very important event in the history of mankind! — Jesus did a thing. Yes, I am bragging and yes it is  annoying to some who resist the good news of salvation through the Jesus Christ. But let me explain what “Jesus did a thing” means.

The heart of the Christian faith is the experience and the hope of deliverance and redemption in Jesus Christ. A foundational scripture is found in John 3: 16-17 NKJV, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” The plan of salvation came from the outworking of God’s eternal plan to deal with the dilemma of mankind’s sinful nature. A nature we inherited from the fall and separation between God and man because of disobedience in the Garden of Eden. Jesus did a thing, the cross of Calvary to restore and fully pay for our rescue.

explains the process God’s plan for human salvation. “The Romans Road to salvation is a collection of verses from the New Testament book of Romans that concisely explain God’s salvation plan. Because this collection is human assembled, not an official Biblical arrangement, some collections may include more or fewer verses than others. For the most part, the Romans Road consists of essentially four parts.

2020欧冠名单1. The Human Problem (Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23, and Romans 6:23)

2020欧冠名单The first part of the Romans Road confirms the state of every human as sinful and the state of God as holy.

After establishing that “all have sinned,” the first half of Romans 6:23 explains the depth of this problem and its consequences.

2020欧冠名单“For the wages of sin is death…” (Romans 6:23a)

However, the second half of the verse hints at the hope sinners have for salvation through Jesus.

“…but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23b)

2020欧冠名单2. Humanity’s Hope in Christ (Romans 5:8)

The second part of the Romans Road further explains the hope we have in the love of God expressed through Christ.

“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8)

3. The Sinner’s Response (Romans 10:9-10 and Romans 10:13)

Once we understand our need for a savior and recognize that Jesus Christ is that savior, we can respond by moving along to the third part of the Romans Road, calling out to Jesus.

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10)

This response is possible for everyone. Romans 10:13 expresses God’s ability to save everyone. (His intention to save everyone is further expressed in John 3:16-17)

“For, ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’” (Romans 10:13)

4. The Result of Salvation (Romans 5:1-2 and Romans 8:1)

2020欧冠名单The fourth part of the Romans Road mentions two results (peace and justification) after a sinner decides to declare and believe in their heart that Jesus Christ is Lord. Romans 5:1-2 explains that through faith in Jesus Christ, sinners can enjoy peace with God, no longer separated from holy God by sin.

2020欧冠名单“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” (Romans 5:1-2)

Romans 8:1 rejoices in the result of salvation. Before faith in Christ, all who have sinned were condemned by their sin and destined for death. But now with faith in Christ, “there is no condemnation” (Romans 8:1) and believers are gifted eternal life with God (Romans 6:23).

2020欧冠名单“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 8:1)”

Jesus did a thing just for you!