Romans 11c God wants to save you from sin and from hell

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We Gentiles can be grafted into the original olive tree of God's chosen people.

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Romans 11c God wants to save you from sin and from hell

  1. 1. www.rossvillechurch.com 781 Salem Road, Rossville, GA 30741
  2. 2. Romans 11:19-20 Thou wilt say then, The branches [Jews] were broken off, that I (Gentiles) might be graffed in. Well; because of unbelief they were broken off, and thou standest by faith. Be not high-minded, but fear: 21 For if God spared not the natural branches, take heed lest He also spare not thee. Was Israel made to stumble to open a door of opportunity for us ( Gentiles ) to be saved? No; they were broken off because of unbelief .
  3. 3. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: on them which fell, severity; but toward thee, goodness, if thou continue in His goodness: other-wise thou also shalt be cut off. Paul is not speaking of the salvation of an individual who has put his faith in God through Jesus Christ. He shall never be cut off!
  4. 4. 22 Behold therefore the goodness and severity of God: God is severe toward those who reject His Son, refusing to believe in Him as Savior and Lord. They will be cast into a burning lake of fire for eternal damnation. But God's Goodness is eternal toward those who receive His Son, Jesus Christ, as Savior and Lord .
  5. 5. 23 And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
  6. 6. The “olive tree” is not the church; it is the spiritual stock of Abraham . Believing Gentiles are included in that sphere of blessing so that in the Church Age both Jews and Gentiles are in Christ’s body. Yet someday Israel as a whole will turn to Christ. This passage does not teach that the national promises to Israel have been abrogated (revoked) and are now being fulfilled by the church. This idea, taught by amillenarians, is foreign to Paul’s point, for he said Israel’s fall is temporary. While believing Gentiles share in the blessings of the Abrahamic Covenant as Abraham’s spiritual children, they do not permanently replace Israel as the heirs of God’s promises. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
  7. 7. 24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree? Normally a branch of a cultivated olive tree is grafted into a wild olive tree, the opposite of what Paul spoke of here. But he knew that grafting the wild into the cultivated was not the norm (though it was done), for he said it was “contrary to nature” The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
  8. 8. 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles be come in. Here are two specific facts about Israel’s hardening: (a) it is partial, “in part” (because throughout this time “there is a remnant chosen by grace ,” , and (b) it is temporary (because it will end when God’s sover-eignly chosen number of Gentiles has been saved. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures by Dallas Seminary Faculty.
  9. 9. 26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27 For this is My covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins. 28 As concerning the Gospel, they are enemies for your sakes: but as touching the election, they are beloved for the fathers' sakes. 29 For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
  10. 10. God chose Abraham for his faith, and chose to produce through Abraham a chosen people . That specialness has been temporarily set aside, and the whole world can become God's people by grace through faith. But know that the gifts and callings of God are without repentance. Israel will be restored to her special place with God.
  11. 11. Aren't you glad that we can know that God doesn't give a gift and then take it away!! Any gift or calling for any of His children.
  12. 12. 30 For as ye in times past have not believed God, yet have now obtained mercy through their unbelief: 31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they also may obtain mercy. 32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all. If the Jews had received Jesus as Messiah, the Apostles would not have come to Gentiles. Some would have been saved, but there would have been no directed effort for the rest of the world.
  13. 13. 33 O the depth of the riches both of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God! how unsearchable are His Judgments, and His Ways past finding out! Do you ever get so excited about God's Goodness, and Wisdom, and Mercy That you just have to stop and praise Him?
  14. 14. 34 For who hath known the Mind of the Lord? or who hath been His counselor? Lots of people have wanted to counsel God; many have wanted to tell God how to behave. What we think is wisest and best, never is . Trust God's Wisdom and His Kindness. He will withhold no good thing from those who love Him and gladly serve Him.
  15. 15. 35 Or who hath first given to Him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? 36 For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen. What can anyone give to God or do for God so that God owes us something?
  16. 16. "God, if You will just heal my son, I will serve You for the rest of my life." God already gave His Son for you. Ungrateful Unfaithful
  17. 17. God has already given His Son, Jesus Christ to die for us that we might be saved and have eternal life. God is already doing everything that is best for us, and giving us all that we need for a life of love, joy, and peace to be ours . We just need to trust God enough to be grateful for His perfect gifts.

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