Prisoners of God’s Mercy

Prisoners of Mercy | Romans 11:25-32 “So that you will not be conceited, brothers, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery: A partial hardening has come to Israel until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written:... Continue Reading →

Destructive Pride

Painful Pride | Romans 11:17-24 “Now if some of the branches were broken off, and you, though a wild olive branch, were grafted in among them and have come to share in the rich root of the cultivated olive tree, do not brag that you are better than those branches. But if you do brag... Continue Reading →

Never Beyond God’s Reach

Never Beyond God’s Reach | Romans 11:11-16 “I ask, then, have they stumbled in order to fall? Absolutely not! On the contrary, by their stumbling, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel jealous. Now if their stumbling brings riches for the world, and their failure riches for the Gentiles, how much more will... Continue Reading →

Wrong Turn

Wrong Turn | Romans 11:7-10 “What then? Israel did not find what it was looking for, but the elect did find it. The rest were hardened, as it is written: God gave them a spirit of insensitivity, eyes that cannot see and ears that cannot hear, to this day. And David says: Let their feasting... Continue Reading →

When Grace Stops Being Grace

When Grace Stops Being Grace | Romans 11:1-6 “I ask, then, has God rejected His people? Absolutely not! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or don’t you know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah... Continue Reading →

Will You Believe?

Will You Believe? | Romans 10:14-21 “But how can they call on Him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about Him? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those... Continue Reading →

Everyone Who Believes

Everyone Who Believes | Romans 10:8-13 “On the contrary, what does it say? The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. This is the message of faith that we proclaim: If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead,... Continue Reading →

Faith: Trusting the TRUTH

Faith: Trusting the TRUTH | Romans 10:5-13 “For Moses writes about the righteousness that is from the law: The one who does these things will live by them. But the righteousness that comes from faith speaks like this: Do not say in your heart, “Who will go up to heaven? ” that is, to bring... Continue Reading →

Passionately Wrong

Passionately Wrong | Romans 10:1-5 “Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God concerning them is for their salvation! I can testify about them that they have zeal for God, but not according to knowledge. Because they disregarded the righteousness from God and attempted to establish their own righteousness, they have not submitted themselves to... Continue Reading →

Faith: Trip Hazard

Faith: Trip Hazard | Romans 9:27-33 “But Isaiah cries out concerning Israel: Though the number of Israel’s sons is like the sand of the sea, only the remnant will be saved; for the Lord will execute His sentence completely and decisively on the earth. And just as Isaiah predicted: If the Lord of Hosts had... Continue Reading →

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