Who does Esau remind you of in 33:4? Romans 10:9-10. B. Paul is using the scriptures to demonstrate that this has always been God’s mysterious redemptive plan (Eph. B. Paul demonstrates a Christ-like, self-sacrificial plea for hardened Israel, “that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart”. X. PAUL’S OWN COMMENTARY OF THIS PASSAGE AS BEING ABOUT FAITH IN THE WORD VERSUS WORKS OF THE LAW (30-33). 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. “What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known”. ... as He is seen in the preaching of the gospel. 11:20). This story illustrates that the Rom 9 passage was addressing (a) the “all Israel and only Israel?” question, and (b) the “who are you Israelites to question whether I want to let gentiles in question?” and (c) the “does God react to man?” question. A. Paul testifies to the seriousness and sincerity of his inspired words. 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. If the Calvinist wants to concede that “beloved” in 9:25 means some entity that includes both elect and non-yet elect, then they should have no problem seeing everyone in all of the nation of Israel as beloved for the gospel sake, or everyone in all nations as beloved for the gospel sake for that matter. Thanks to Dr. But God then said, In Isaac shall thy seed be called - That is, Isaac, not Ishmael, shall be called thy seed; that seed to which the promise is made. (3) The fulfillment of God’s Word has never relied upon the faithfulness or morality of the individuals chosen to carry it out (Rom. (19-21). John Piper Apr 11, 1982 194 Shares God is most glorified in us (b) in reference to God’s selection of Jacob and his lineage for the noble purpose over Esau and his lineage. 7 If at any time I announce that a nation or kingdom is to be uprooted, torn down and destroyed, 8 and if that nation I warned repents of its evil, then I will relent and not inflict on it the disaster I had planned. stream John, who seemed to be pillars, perceived the grace that. 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will … This is a nice little outline, thanks for posting it. SERMON NOTES Romans 8:31-39 . (2) God’s choice to fulfill His promise is not based upon the impressiveness of the nation (Deut. Gen 33:4, 10 (b) Chosen for the noble purpose of bringing the Word to the rest of the world. As it is written: ‘Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.’”. Scripture: Romans 8:5–9. I’ll be recommending your book, too. (2) Instead, it is a witness of the Spirit Himself inspiring the apostle’s deep conviction and desire for all lost souls. “For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh”. Simply reading the last paragraph of Mr. Dillehay’s article made me sick to my stomach; it was aggressive and ungracious and tone-deaf in regard to textual analysis. “What shall we say then? The biggest confusion a Calvinist has is in not seeing that God’s sovereign choice of individuals according to Romans 9 was to help fulfill His promise of salvation in Christ, but it did not guarantee their personal salvation or damnation. V. WHY GOD IS JUST IN SHOWING MERCY TO UNFAITHFUL ISRAELITES TO ACCOMPLISH HIS PROMISE IN BRINGING THE WORD (14-16). (a) Abraham worked to bring about a nation through Hagar, so she and Ishmael is used by Paul allegorically to represent the covenant of works. “What shall we say then? “As it is written, ‘Jacob I have loved, but Esau I have hated.’”. Do those cut off and hardened by God have the right to question God’s judgements? (a) Those judicially hardened or cut off are not born in this condition, but have “grown hardened” over years of rebellion (Acts 28:27), (b) they are cut off for unbelief (11:20). (1) Notice that even in the original context the author acknowledges God’s genuine love for Israel despite their rebellion (Hosea 3:1), which is echoed by Paul throughout his entire context (Rom. Scripture: Romans 9:30–10:10. Many more Gentiles are pursuing righteousness by faith and therefore are attaining it (vs 30). %PDF-1.3 Should Christians express indignation against God’s plan. Romans 10:1-10. VI. (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. “No, please!” said Jacob. 9:8 How does that reflect on God’s promise made to Israel (Gen. 12:3)? To Congregate with God’s People Psalm 122:1 I was glad when they… And that is an utterly absurd proposition. In these opening verses of chapter 9, Paul reveals his heart for his people the Jews. Why does God do this? (3) Being “cut off,” “given over” or “prepared” for the destruction is what they have earned by their own free rebellion (like the Edomites and Egyptians before them). Some of it I had put together on my own, but there were still some very difficult parts that I was uncertain how Paul’s argument and chain of thought were developing. 3:13). If God will not keep His promise to Israel, then how can we know He will keep His promise to us? Why blame someone if their rebellious actions were apart of God’s plan? %��������� 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. (b) Abraham should have waited on God’s promise to Sarah by faith, so she and Isaac are being used by Paul allegorically to represent the covenant of grace which is applied through faith. Scripture: Romans 8:7–11. A. Israel (Jacob) was chosen to be the means by which the Messiah and His message would come to the world. (2) The promise depends on our merciful God, not on the faithfulness (“willing and running”) of Abraham or his descendants. That would seem to teach the opposite of determinism. Romans 9:1-5. 4:21-26). This leads into chapters 9-11 and the Nation of Israel. They pursued righteousness by law (Rom. The Purpose Of God According To Election — Romans 9: 6 10-14. 3:2), which included the MESSIAH and His redemptive MESSAGE. Romans 9:14-16. God can harden the unfaithful when it serves His purposes. 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 … (b) The apostle’s answer is clear and the difference is faith verses works, not chosen or un-chosen. Inwardly, however, he was holding back. B. Now this Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia and corresponds to the present Jerusalem, for she is in slavery with her children.” (Gal. Do not despise an Edomite, for the Edomites are related to you. A Mother tells the following story about her 3 year old daughter. PRAYER FOR ISRAEL – Vs. 1 – For their salvation. “If I have found favor in your eyes, accept this gift from me. I know I pointed out one time (being yet a Calvinist myself) that God clearly loved and blessed Ishmael. (b) Those unfaithful Israelites remolded, by means of judicially hardening, to accomplish the ignoble purpose of bringing redemption on the cross and the grafting in of the Gentiles (yet they still may be saved, Rom. (2) This likewise reflects the same heart of Moses referenced by the apostle in 9:15: “Then Moses returned to the LORD and said, ‘Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a god of gold! View Resource. The outlines were developed in the course of my ministry as a preacher of the gospel. ;-). Romans 9 is a text revealing that it is by faith one is a true Israelite. are the 1-2 punch for a knockout of all things deterministic. WHAT ABOUT ISRAEL?. “(for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls) it was said to her, ‘The older shall serve the younger.'”. And it would be helpful to read each time the phrases “will have mercy” and “will harden” more fully and literally as He will have mercy/harden with whom He “should” and “wants to” have mercy and harden. (1) As first mentioned in 3:1-2, the apostle here reminds the reader the benefit or blessing of being a natural descendant of Israel. C. Not every descendant of Israel is guaranteed salvation on the basis of being of Israel. 6 He said, ‘Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?’ declares the Lord. But the son by the bondwoman was born according to the flesh, and the son by the free woman through the promise. He chose Jacob instead of Esau before they were even born. 4:21-25). So, why were some unable to attain righteousness? But to make sure we understand, He goes on…. STUBBORN ISRAEL. 3:1-13). A. For who has resisted His will? Deborah… the following thoughts might help also… very much in agreement with Leighton. Is there unrighteousness with God? The Romans Sermon Outlines This material is from ExecutableOutlines.com, a web site containing sermon outlines and Bible studies by Mark A. Copeland. That is talked about thoroughly in my commentary. Surely this is what the Roman’s 9 Potter is alluding to. To Claim God’s Promise – Exodus 3:8 Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. “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) If Israel had received what they deserved they would have been like the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah. << /Length 5 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode >> For many people no question seems as puzzling as the problem of unanswered prayer. But Levi was the third son… (like me) lol, and chosen to represent all of Israel! Romans 9:1-13. (1) The descendants of Abraham in Paul’s day had two false perceptions: (a) Every descendant deserves the benefit of bringing God’s Word. VIII. (2) Isaac will be the lineage through whom the Word would come: The Messiah and His message come through Isaac’s seed, not Ishmael’s. Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law.”. Watch this message here: Let’s Go! BASIC OUTLINE OF ROMANS CHAPTER 9 9:1-5 – Declaration of the fact that God has not fulfilled His program and purpose with Israel. Ishmael’s mother was the first recorded post flood theophany… though there were probably others prior… maybe even Job’s. He chose Joseph, the son of the second wife, instead of any of Leah’s sons. (c) and the hope of the apostle is that they may be grafted back in and saved (11:11-32). Exodus 3:8 I. God’s Mercy, God’s Choice — Romans 9: 15-18. John Piper Dec 16, 2001 95 Shares Sermon. 1. Given that any nationality may be saved through faith and many from Israel do not believe, then what benefit is there in being a Jew? “For they are not all Israel who are of Israel”. II. “endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction”. B. The pattern exists throughout the Bible. A. I would like to preach for a while this evening on this thought: Burdened For A Lost People. “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.’”. Flowers for presenting and generously sharing such a thorough and straightforward treatment of the text. *����ΛO�՗i&/��r�.d撤�,w�e�^G��s�f�sn�DR�@�´>tV ��a��p�}���r�ӧu�n��%�F{��i*����Ȕ*tH��a���Ɩ�9�n0-�l� %t[����;lrK�Jg܂�Pt:}� T��9#��7�@cМ�72��v43�N�ػ \��r�wkJ�2��O�xo�n��Apݼ&�J3ɻ10�� Wy�D��Waa�hn�Q�EZB�;�{��9��iل��h���b�W)����f�����"�O� ��H�� ���9ă[ �l��W�5辉�W��Q��. “Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens.”. Sermon Outline / By Pastor Shiflett. 11:11-32). B. “Why? This is allegorically speaking, for these women are two covenants: one proceeding from Mount Sinai bearing children who are to be slaves; she is Hagar. 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