God’s Gift and Calling are Irrevocable

Passage: Romans 11:25-30 Point 1: The mystery of the gospel humbles us. (v.25) Col 1:26-27 Eph. 3:9-10 Prov. 3:5-7 Point 2:  Paul describes the mystery in three parts: a.    Partial hardening has come upon Israel (v. 25b) b.    Israel’s hardening is temporary (time for the Gentiles to come in to the kingdom) • 2 Peter […]

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Kindness and Severity

Passage: Romans 11:20-24 Point 1: God’s dealing with Israel reveals God’s kindness and also his severity Ex 34:6-7 Rom 2:4-6 Point 2: The fruit of God’s severity is twofold (vv. 20-22) a. The severity of God keeps us humble and in awe or fear of God (v. 20) b. The severity of God propels us […]

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Wholly Holy

Passage: Romans 11:16-21 Summary: Point 1. Paul’s love for Israel wasn’t simply nationalism but a reflection of God’s love for them. Point 2.  Israel is Holy despite the failure of most of it’s people. Point 3.  Therefore the Gentiles must not be arrogant toward Israel but be in awe.

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God’s Perfect Plan Through Imperfect People

Passage: Romans 11:13-15 Sermon Outline: God’s perfect plan was fulfilled through the failure of Israel (vv. 13-14) Rom 1:16 – 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. Matt 15:24 – He answered, “I […]

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The Mystery of God’s Divine Plan Fulfilled

Passage: Romans 11:11-12 Why does the failure of Israel lead to salvation of the Gentiles? Gen 12:3 – I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Ps 22:27 – All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn […]

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Fourfold Judgment of God Against Israel

Passage: Romans 11:7-10 1. God gave them a spirit of stupor (v. 8a) Isa 29:9-10 – Astonish yourselves and be astonished; blind yourselves and be blind! Be drunk, but not with wine; stagger, but not with strong drink!10 For the Lord has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep,and has closed your eyes (the […]

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Our Father’s Love for Israel Part 2

Romans 11:1-6 1. Foreknowledge means God chose to know Israel intimately. Definition of prognisoko (foreknowledge) according to The Complete Word Study Dictionary of the New Testament: “In the language of Scripture, something foreknown is not simply that which God was aware of  prior to a certain point. Rather, it is presented as that which God gave […]

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Passage: Romans 10:14-15 1.  Not everyone has been specifically sent. Eph 4:11-12 – And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,  12  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, Jer. 23:21-22 – “I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak […]

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The Foolishness of Preaching, Part 1

Audio and video recordings unavailable. Text outline available: Romans 10:14-15 1. How are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? Joel 2:32 – And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be […]

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