Monthly Archives: February 2020

The Salvation of Israel

Our text here is Romans 11:25-32, and as I mentioned last time, they follow the context set up in 17-25. This is very important to keep in mind, especially for those who use the NIV. The reason I say this … Continue reading

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The Olive Tree

If some of the branches have been broken off, and you, though a wild olive shoot, have been grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing sap from the olive root, do not consider yourself to be superior to those … Continue reading

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Hardening Brings Blessing

Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious. But if their transgression means riches for the world, and their loss … Continue reading

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God Hardens Israel

What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, as it is written: “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that could not see and ears … Continue reading

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The Remnant of Israel

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how … Continue reading

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Israel had no excuse

Romans 10:14-21 Paul has made it abundantly clear up to this point that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We are still in his fourth main point that is dealing with his assertion that God has always … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is the Source of Righteousness

Christ is the culmination of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who believes. Romans 10:4 This verse follows from the prior section; many, if not most scholars will place it in that section as a conclusion, and … Continue reading

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