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...

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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...

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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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