4 0 obj (3) God’s plan has always been to glorify whosoever believes and trust in Him, whether of Israel or the other nations of the Earth. (19-21). (2) The vessels prepared for mercy are “all the families of the earth” (Gen. 12:3) who God has promised His blessing from the very beginning: “Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. “…who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. 5 Then the word of the Lord came to me. “For He says to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.’”. Can’t say I feel sorry if first-borns feel left out, they get all the attention anyway, lol. However, no one is saved based on nationality but only upon grace through faith. (1) This is not merely an emotional appeal from the heart of a Jew who desires to see more of his own kind saved. 4:24). %PDF-1.3 It is … . Thankfully I know that my worth in great in Christ and my calling to serve Him have their own rewards! For who has resisted His will? (b) Even direct descendants of Isaac himself (Edom) are not guaranteed salvation, especially if they remain in opposition to those who are chosen to bring the Word of God. stream We have all met stubborn people like the little boy who insisted on standing up in the car. (1) The Gentiles did not run after the law and desire to keep the commandments in order to earn God’s favor (the covenant laws represented by Hagar/Ishmael to begin this chapter), but they trusted in His promise (the covenant promise represented by Sarah/Isaac, see Gal. “endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction”. ;-). Romans 10:1-10. I think the idea of the firstborn in the Bible holds a separate meaning from what God is illustrating with switching up the birth orders at times. A. John Piper Dec 2, 2001 147 Shares Sermon. Romans, Expository Sermons - From The Executable Outlines Series by Mark A. Copeland - Hundreds of free sermon outlines and Bible study materials available for online browsing and downloading. (4) Neither brother would be justified apart from grace through faith in God, even though they are direct descendants of both Abraham and Isaac. ROMANS 9:4-5. WHO IS THE ADOPTION, THE GLORY, THE COVENANTS. God’s Mercy, God’s Choice — Romans 9: 15-18. Here is evidence that Esau later became a believer and that any Edomites were welcome to become believers also. Romans Devotionals & Sermons Illustrations-Our Daily Bread. I would never have seen and understood these things if it hadn’t been for Leighton’s patient labor through this blog to turn the light of understanding on in Romans. Romans 8:31-38 . STUBBORN ISRAEL. Romans 1:8-16 Romans 1:8-16 Romans 1:8-23 Romans 1:12 Romans 1:14 Romans 1:14-17 Romans 1:16 Romans 1:16 Romans 1:16 Romans 1:16 Romans 1:17 Romans 1:18 Romans 1:18 Romans 1:18ff Romans 1:18-24 Romans 1:18-25 I myself have used this passage many times to support Reformed theology. He will not accept a partial commitment. Inwardly, however, he was holding back. A relative newcomer to the YouTube channel and site, I came looking a sound response after read/skimming this article: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/romans-9-anticipates-objections-unconditional-election/ by Justin Dellehay. Dec 16, 2001. “I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit”. B. Israel’s unfaithfulness and their being cut off for unbelief does not negate this blessing, or the promise that first brought that blessing to this elect nation of God (Gen. 12:3; Rom. It is easy to discover that He wants His mercy to be on a people who were not His “people” or “beloved” before. (5) Salvation is by the covenant of grace through faith in the call of God, not the covenant of law through works. A question for Leighton or his administrators, ‘Do you have an outline available for chapters 10 and 11? 2-3 – Zeal without knowledge. But you are right, there is a Biblical theme regarding the firstborn. Apr 22, 1984. That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness.”. I have heard devout (Calvinist) men speak about Ishmael like he is the plague of history. B. II. Scripture: Romans 8:5–9. B. In these chapters Paul teaches us about Israel’s relationship with God.. 1 The Failure of Israel Lament over Israel being lost (Romans 9:1 … (2) This is the apostle’s way of using a history lesson to remind his audience that being a seed of Abraham does not mean one is guaranteed the blessings listed in verses 4 and 5, which were specific to the seed of Isaac. “For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh”. 5:5-6), but this passage is in reference to God patiently showing mercy to unfaithful Israel so as to fulfill His original promise through them even though they deserve condemnation. For many people no question seems as puzzling as the problem of unanswered prayer. (2) As the apostle already indicated in 3:5, this is a man-made argument that reveals a heart that has become calloused in its rebellion, otherwise they might see, hear, understand and repent (Acts 17:30; 28:27). (2) Here, the apostle deals with his feelings about the current condition of Israel, who has rejected their own Messiah. Visit the web site to browse or download additional material for church or personal use. Paul again expresses this desire for unbelieving Israel in 10:1, which is repeated with a quote from God’s own lips in 10:21. I think it is to represent the reality of the First Covenant and the Second Covenant, the contrast between the “ministry of death” and the “ministry of life,” the weakness of the first covenant: the Law, and the eternal strength of the second covenant: the Spirit. Amen.”. Who does Esau remind you of in 33:4? B. It also would help if it wouldn’t be skipped over so easily that God’s purpose in hardening Pharoah was so that God’s Name would spread over ALL the earth in verse 17. Romans 8:38-39 declares that nothing can separate God’s people from His love. 10:13; Joel 2:32). Paul And his Kinsmen In the flesh — Romans 9: 1-5. A Mother tells the following story about her 3 year old daughter. (2) The promise depends on our merciful God, not on the faithfulness (“willing and running”) of Abraham or his descendants. PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – Vs. 1 – For their salvation. I look forward to reading a copy of his book. The truth seems to have been preserved among the Ishmaelite [who basically merge with or are absorbed by the Midianites it seems] until the time of Moses’ grandfather, a priest of Midian (Ex 2:16, 18:12). But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. The Agape Factor: 12 Ways to Love (Romans 12:9-16) Calling All Servants (Romans 12:8; I Corinthians 12:28) Blueprint for a Healthy Church (Romans 12:3-8) What Moves Your Mountain? It is amazing that the Lord God Almighty would use an example where He as the Potter, allowed the clay to be “marred in his hands.” Then He started over with another plan. A. Thanks. As God is not yet finished with you and I, He is not finished with the Nation of Israel. Although many of them were exceedingly moral and religious. 4:21-26). 32:31-32). (b) in reference to God’s selection of Jacob and his lineage for the noble purpose over Esau and his lineage. This is a nice little outline, thanks for posting it. A. “Will the thing formed say to him who formed it, “Why have you made me like this?” Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor?”. Even Isaac was a kind-of “second-born” son, since Ishmael was Abraham’s firstborn. We begin a study of Romans on September the 15th, 2019 and it is my desire to have an outline that will help us focus on our particular scripture passages for each weeks study. But the apostle reminds them that whoever believes in Christ will not be put to shame for their wrong doing (see also Rom. View Resource. The Romans Sermon Outlines This material is from ExecutableOutlines.com, a web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A. Copeland. This chapter is so troublesome to some Bible teachers that they would prefer it not to be in Scripture. “For they are not all Israel who are of Israel”. (1) The descendants of Abraham in Paul’s day had two false perceptions: (a) Every descendant deserves the benefit of bringing God’s Word. Romans 1. HOW GOD’S WORD, AND THUS HIS GLORY, IS REVEALED THROUGH MERCY-ING AND HARDENING ISRAEL (22-24). A. Israel (Jacob) was chosen to be the means by which the Messiah and His message would come to the world. Thanks to Dr. If he ever did, it would have been the time a rich young man came to follow Jesus. It would also help to note that no verse mentions election before creation in this chapter, but that there is a “seed” that is currently being reckoned (present tense) in verse 6. “and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?”. 3:3-4). We’re going through Romans in a group at church and this will be good to look at once I get to that chapter. Sproul. I’ll be recommending your book, too. Hi Brian, I don’t know if there were any important third sons in Scripture… though Seth now comes to mind… and maybe Shem… though probably Ham was the youngest of the three, which isn’t too encouraging! Yes, “firstborn” is a separate issue… and it’s interesting that it does not have to be a term to mean “first” in time, but “first” in priority instead. (2) Throughout this letter to the church in Rome, Paul clearly explains that salvation is attained by faith rather than works. Maybe this has already been pointed out, but I think it is helpful to bear in mind that in chapter 9 Paul was addressing the theology of Pharisic Judaism. 2. Curious what your insights are on that? I found this outline incredibly helpful in understanding Romans 9. (a) Was it because they were rejected by God before the foundation of the earth and not given the grace they needed to believe? And then there is the beautiful analogy of the First Man — Adam, and the Second Man — Jesus. The first fruit that results from walking in the Spirit is love ( Gal. A. Paul testifies to the seriousness and sincerity of his inspired words. I didn’t understand Romans at all. (2) Not every descendant of Israel is blessed to be in the lineage of the Messiah or to be an inspired messenger of God’s word. 4 who are Israelites; whose is the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service, and the promises; 5of whom are the fathers, and from whom is Christ as concerning the flesh, who is over all, God, blessed forever. (c) and the hope of the apostle is that they may be grafted back in and saved (11:11-32). Romans 12:9-21 A little boy was punished by his father. John Piper Feb 21, 2001 10 Shares Sermon. X. PAUL’S OWN COMMENTARY OF THIS PASSAGE AS BEING ABOUT FAITH IN THE WORD VERSUS WORKS OF THE LAW (30-33). The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of the Lord. “What shall we say then? We could all spend hours remembering times when we prayed and prayed, often with tears, only to conclude in the end that our prayers had not been answered. If not can you point me to one?’ Thank you for your work. The Sympathy Of A Christian Patriot . (b) Every descendant deserves eternal life on the basis of their being of Israel. It is very encouraging to see how God still worked with Ishmael as well as with Esau, and even reached out with sufficient grace to both, and to Cain, I believe, in offering him sufficient mercy for repentance, which he evidently rejected. 3:10-19) rather than by faith (Rom. Jesus has always demanded one’s all in following him. Paul longed to see the Romans, even though his previous efforts has been thwarted, in order to impart a spiritual gift, … Israel’s Rejection & God’s Justice (Part 1) Sermon by R.C. PAUL has been speaking about the fact that the word of salvation is near us, and we do not have to do some great thing to gain salvation. toward the Gentiles) — and when James, Cephas, and. For the most part, Israel is pursuing righteousness by works and they are not attaining it (vs 31). (b) God, by his mercy, provided Isaac through the free woman, Sarah (who Paul used symbolically to represent the covenant of grace by faith in the call of God, Gal. And that is an utterly absurd proposition. ... as He is seen in the preaching of the gospel. (2) God’s choice to fulfill His promise is not based upon the impressiveness of the nation (Deut. This is extremely helpful, Leighton, I really need to get a hold of your book! 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