In 2005, career missionary John Corey began taking messages on CD to Liberia to encourage the faithful pastors he was discipling there. He eventually replaced the CD’s with Mp3 players capable of storing hundreds of hours of expository messages. As more pastors became interested, John began requiring them to first read the book of Romans 20 times, then copy it, word for word, into a notebook. Upon completing this task, which was founded on the principles of Deuteronomy 17:18-20, they were presented with the Mp3 player.
In 2010, the Mp3 ministry began by John Corey was renamed “The Romans Project.” Since then, the project has rapidly expanded with 1000’s of pastors involved and 1000’s of congregations being impacted by God’s Word
To equip pastors to become authentic, Christ-centered men, filled with the Word of God, walking in truth, being godly examples and expounding the Word clearly and accurately in equipping their congregations to become godly men, women and children of the Word – to the glory of God.
How Proclaim-Africa partners with Romans Project international: Proclaim-Africa works hand in hand with Romans Project international to accomplish its goals and objectives in Uganda, coordinated by Mr.Allan Koki a senior stuff of Proclaim-Africa. being that Proclaim-Africa as an independent organization has the same goal for the church in Africa it became lighter to work a long with this sister ministry organization to empower the church in Africa with the word of God.
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How it has impacted lives
The Roman’s Project came very timely in my life. It found me with a deep spiritual longing to study the Word of God in order to grow and have clear, practical and Godly principles to live by in these dark difficult situations we are facing in our world today. I took the project very seriously, and I have learnt a lot from it.
Being an elder and the member of the planning team for a church fellowship, it helped me also to suggest to the rest of the team to consider studying the book of Romans as a church fellowship. This suggestion was warmly accepted and we started studying the book of Romans within the first month of attending the Romans Project Conference. To date we are in the book of Romans. I was also helped a lot in person to go through the project because I was one of the people to expose the book in our fellowship. I was very motivated and thank God for the move because our fellowship was really learning and also interested to discuss some of the issues Paul explains freely during the study. Soon I noticed that some of my friends were quoting the scriptures from the book of Romans when we meet and are encouraging one another. For example, one of my friends was sharing with me something she did which made her fell very low, but at the end it of all, she told me that when she remembered that Christ is her righteousness, it gave peace and comfort and she stopped feeling guilty.
There is also another friend of mine who is not a member of our fellowship. When I shared with her how I am enriched by reading and studying the book of Romans, she decided to start reading the of Romans too, so that when we have time together we could discuss the wealth of good things the Lord is teaching us from the book.
I have now read through the book of Romans over twenty one times (21) and I still go back to it as often as I can. Of course it has not all been smooth. When I started this project, I was living alone, but very soon the number increased in my home and also responsibilities, so I practiced and learnt a lot of perseverance.
Personally as I went through the book of Romans, (Romans 1:16-17) made deep sense and impact in my life, and is one of the verses I have memorized and often meditate upon it. (“To be is more important than to do”). I am learning to depend on the righteousness of Christ and that has changed the way I look at myself and my status and life-style. I have been encouraged a lot about our father and hero of faith Abraham, how he a Gentile like me became a father of many nations and God’s chosen people of Israel. Many times when I read about the people of Israel in the bible, I sometimes would be filled with a little envy in the way that God devotedly loved them no matter what. But understanding where Abraham came from and how Israel was born, all these small envies have disappeared. Through Faith in Jesus Christ I have become a son of Abraham, he is my father, Israel is my brother and I am a Jew too. How exciting.
I took time to meditate upon “the righteousness from God that is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last”. That is it! Understanding what this righteousness is and how it works and has transformed and changed my attitudes.
- In Christian doctrine, there are two (2) important words to understand; Sin and Salvation.
- Paul clearly explains the meanings of these important words we need to understand in order to grow with our relationships with the God; Faith, grace, righteousness, justification, redemption, death and resurrection.
- Our relationship with the Jews as Gentiles; Paul’s deep concern for the Israelites and how as Christians we can live to be light and salt that we are to be (in the world).
- Paul also explains controversial issues in our Christian walk, like; marriages drinking and eating, judging others struggling with sinful acts in our lives. How living by the Spirit is a solution to dying to sin and being alive in righteousness.
- Not only that, Paul also encourages us and motivates us about the future glory that we have if we as in grafted branches work out our salvation with fear and trembling and live a sacrificial life for the joy of knowing Christ making His love our theme for every good works.
- I have learnt to be submissive to authorities (not judgmental and very critical). Now I submit to pay taxes and bills without any critical negative thoughts.
Over all studying the book of Romans has helped me to develop love for studying the word of God book to book. Now I am in the book of I Timothy and 2 Timothy. I once told my friend and still say “Even if Romans was the only book of the bible, I would still be convicted of sin and salvation and grow in my relationship with God, because it is systematic and holistic”.
Thanks so much to Proclaim-Africa to help me get involved in this project. May you bear more fruits and may it last for the glory of God our father.
Asenath Molly Atiku S.t John’s evangelical Church Entebbe 8thApril 2013
– Dr. Joseph Kigula Mugambe
Background: I was invited by brother Methuselah Sebagalah to participate in the Romans Project at a time when I was ready for a new spiritual challenge. I had last studied the book probably more than 20 years ago, and went through it many times over while reading through the Bible in one year. When I was challenged to read through it at least 20 times, I thought it was just too much and I found it quite a challenge! It was however an opportunity to lay aside what I was doing and concentrate on reading and studying one book for some time. Having completed the Romans Project, I am now challenged to try this with other books in the bible starting with New Testament.
Lessons learnt: One of the striking things that I noted as I read through and which I want to share were: – the many times Paul used rhetorical questions to engage his readers and to bring home his point like, “What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin so that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still continue in it?” Furthermore, he asks, “Do you not know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” In fact, I took off time to count the number of questions in the book of Romans, and I was surprised to see that there were at least 85 times! This was a lesson to me that God wants to engage us in the mind as we think about the questions and get the answers. Through this, we are able willingly to surrender our hearts and lives to Him, fully knowing and being convinced about what we are doing. Therefore when Paul asks me … “do you not know? What shall we say… etc…?”, in my mind and heart, I was asking myself whether I actually know that. Have I truly experienced that or is it true in my life? What else can I learn about it and how can I live it out day by day? How can I share it with others who may not know it or who may have not experienced what I have experienced?
Personal challenge: The excitement that Paul had that I see when I read through the book; was catching. His conviction as he writes, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of God, for it is the power of God unto salvation unto everyone who believes. The Jews first, and then also the Greek” (Romans 1:16). And how he shares his faith, which he refers to in Romans 2:16 as “my gospel” left me challenged about what I am doing with that which God has entrusted to me in His Kingdom!
As I read through the book so many times- using different translations and in both English and Luganda, and as I studied and memorized scripture in them, I was left with the challenge that I should be sharing the wonderful road to salvation as outlined by Paul in the book of Romans. Although I finished the 20 times much earlier, I continue to read and study it as I desire to make it more and more part of me.
RESOURCES FOR DOWNLOAD
- Download the Romans Project guidelines