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1 Israel and the Church What about Israel?

2  Paul was truly saddened over the spiritual state of the Jews

3  God did NOT fail the Jews  Those who believe ARE the children of promise

4  Paul was truly saddened over the spiritual state of the Jews  God did NOT fail the Jews  Those who believe ARE the children of promise  Works CANNOT enable us to satisfy God  The proud desire to reach righteousness on their own, and their unwillingness to accept their need for a savior (equal status w/ Greeks) was a stumbling block for Israel

5  God has the right to choose some and reject others

6  Sinners have no claim on God

7  God has the right to choose some and reject others  Sinners have no claim on God  But the prerogative is not exercised arbitrarily

8  God has the right to choose some and reject others  Sinners have no claim on God  But the prerogative is not exercised arbitrarily  God has turned to the Gentiles because Israel has sought her own righteousness and not His.

9  God has the right to choose some and reject others  Sinners have no claim on God  But the prerogative is not exercised arbitrarily  God has turned to the Gentiles because Israel has sought her own righteousness and not His.  Thus the invitation stands open to all

10  God has the right to choose some and reject others  Sinners have no claim on God  But the prerogative is not exercised arbitrarily  God has turned to the Gentiles because Israel has sought her own righteousness and not His.  Thus the invitation stands open to all  We (the gentiles) were a prophetically identified part of his plan (see Hosea 1:10 & 2:23)

11  Israel had been called to be a blessing to ALL the world – not just themselves

12  A nation of Priests

13  Israel had been called to be a blessing to ALL the world – not just themselves  A nation of Priests  The church is assigned to fulfill this role in this time – to be a blessing to all people / to be a nation of priests

14 25-29 I do not want you to be ignorant of this mystery, brothers, so that you may not be conceited: Israel has experienced a hardening in part until the full number of the Gentiles has come in. And so all Israel will be saved... for God's gifts and his call are irrevocable. (NLT)

15  The Message of Chapter 10 and 11

16 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant “Kingdom” 2000 BC Coming of Christ

17 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel Coming of Christ

18 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel The “Great Tribulation” 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ

19 Creation Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT End of history

20 Creation Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? End of history

21 Creation Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings...

22 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s dilemma: -no over-ruling free will

23 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s dilemma: -no over-ruling free will -both loving and just

24 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s dilemma: -no over-ruling free will -both loving and just -accusing enemy

25 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff:

26 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff:  moral definitions  theology  predictions

27 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff:  moral definitions  theology  predictions The Messiah: Will come and take over Will reign as king Will vanquish foes Is. 9:6ff

28 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff: -moral definitions -theology-predictions The Messiah: Will come and take over Will reign as king Will vanquish foes Is. 9:6ff The “Servant of the Lord”: Will come and suffer Will pay for sin Will die badly Is. 53

29 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings... God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff: -moral definitions -theology-predictions The Messiah: Will come and take over Will reign as king Will vanquish foes Is. 9:6ff The “Servant of the Lord”: Will come and suffer Will pay for sin Will die badly Is. 53 These two turn out to be one and the same!

30 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT ? God’s plan: -Start by recruiting a group of people -Have them produce preserve, and disseminate a record of God’s stuff: -moral definitions -theology-predictions The Messiah: Will come and take over Will reign as king Will vanquish foes Is. 9:6ff The “Servant of the Lord”: Will come and suffer Will pay for sin Will die badly Is. 53 These two turn out to be one and the same! 16:25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings...

31 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT

32 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT The cross of Christ = the biggest shock in the universe!

33 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel 2nd Coming of Christ Coming of Christ Never revealed in the Old Testament Only 1 coming of Messiah in OT The cross of Christ = the biggest shock in the universe! I Cor. 2:7 No, we speak of God's secret wisdom, a wisdom that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began. 8 None of the rulers of this age understood it, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

34 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel The “Great Tribulation” 2nd Coming of Christ Rom. 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.

35 Creation End of history Abrahamic Covenant Spiritual ( “Kingdom” 2000 BC ) Israel The “Great Tribulation” 2nd Coming of Christ 25 Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, 26 but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him-- 27 to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.

36 what about Israel?

37 Israel’s privilege—past

38 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege—past Israel’s failure—present

39 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege—past Israel’s failure—present Israel’s hope—future

40 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege—past Israel’s failure—present Israel’s hope—future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not!

41 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege Israel’s failure Israel’s future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not! a window of opportunity for the nations

42 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege Israel’s failure Israel’s future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not! a window of opportunity for the nations 11:25 I want you to understand this mystery, dear brothers and sisters, so that you will not feel proud and start boasting. Some of the Jews have hard hearts, but this will last only until the complete number of Gentiles comes to Christ.

43 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege Israel’s failure Israel’s future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not! a window of opportunity for the nations God’s irrevocable promises

44 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege Israel’s failure Israel’s future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not! a window of opportunity for the nations God’s irrevocable promises 11:29 God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn

45 what about Israel? Israel’s privilege Israel’s failure Israel’s future 11:1 Has God rejected the Jews? Of course not! a window of opportunity for the nations God’s irrevocable promises 11:29 God’s gifts and his call can never be withdrawn history testifies to God’s faithfulness to Israel

46 Romans 10 God’s relentless love

47 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved.

48 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way. 4 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God.

49 two blind alleys

50 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way. 4 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God. two blind alleys being passionate is not enough

51 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way. 4 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God. two blind alleys being passionate is not enough relating to God on your terms

52 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way. 4 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God. two blind alleys being passionate is not enough relating to God on your terms self-contented & self-righteous

53 10:1 Dear brothers and sisters, the longing of my heart and my prayer to God is that the Jewish people might be saved. 2 I know what enthusiasm they have for God, but it is misdirected zeal. 3 For they don’t understand God’s way of making people right with himself. Instead, they are clinging to their own way of getting right with God by trying to keep the law. They won’t go along with God’s way. 4 For Christ has accomplished the whole purpose of the law. All who believe in him are made right with God. two blind alleys being passionate is not enough relating to God on your terms self-contented & self-righteous keeping God at arm’s length

54 9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell, “Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously gives his riches to all who ask him for them. 13 For, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

55 9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell, “Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously give his riches to all who ask him for them. 13 For, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

56 simplicity of grace

57 9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell, “Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously give his riches to all who ask him for them. 13 For, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” simplicity of grace an inward trust - if you really believe

58 9 For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell, “Anyone who believes in him will not be disappointed.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They all have the same Lord, who generously give his riches to all who ask him for them. 13 For, “Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” simplicity of grace an inward trust - if you really believe an outward expression - confess with your mouth

59 three objections raised

60 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ.

61 #1. what about those who never heard

62 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard general revelation (Romans 1,2)

63 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard general revelation (Romans 1,2) God exists

64 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard general revelation (Romans 1,2) God exists true unresolved moral guilt before God

65 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard general revelation (Romans 1,2) God exists true unresolved moral guilt before God God is both just & merciful

66 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tell them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news—the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard general revelation (Romans 1,2) God exists true unresolved moral guilt before God God is both just & merciful we stand before God equally guilty, but unequally culpable

67 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard

68 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you?

69 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism

70 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism are you willing to be convinced?

71 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism are you willing to be convinced? are you aware of personal biases?

72 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism are you willing to be convinced? are you aware of personal biases? will you ask hard questions seeking evidence & alternatives?

73 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism are you willing to be convinced? are you aware of personal biases? will you ask hard questions seeking evidence & alternatives? will you ask God to reveal himself to you—it’s between you and God

74 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism Christians need to have great integrity in our witness today

75 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, “Lord, who has believed our message?” 17 Yet faith comes from hearing the good news— the Good News about Christ. #1. what about those who never heard are you prepared to welcome what God shows you? seekers in an age of cynicism Christians need to have great integrity in our witness today “…always ready to give a defense for the hope that is within you, yet with gentleness and reverence.” 1 Peter 3:16,17

76 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4

77 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4 #2. have Jewish people really heard?

78 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4 #2. have Jewish people really heard? Paul’s custom

79 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4 #2. have Jewish people really heard? Paul’s custom a legacy of hatred and its effects

80 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4 #2. have Jewish people really heard? Paul’s custom a legacy of hatred and its effects biblical revelation is as compelling about Christ as natural revelation is about God’s existence

81 18 But what about the Jews? Have they actually heard the message? Yes, they have: “The message of God’s creation has gone out to everyone, and its words to all the world.” Psalm 19:4 #2. have Jewish people really heard? Paul’s custom a legacy of hatred and its effects biblical revelation is as compelling about Christ as natural revelation is about God’s existence accountable for what we know

82 19 But did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God had said, “I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by blessing the foolish Gentiles.” Deuteronomy 32:21 20 And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God: “I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.” Isaiah 65:1 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2

83 19 But did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God had said, “I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by blessing the foolish Gentiles.” Deuteronomy 32:21 20 And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God: “I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.” Isaiah 65:1 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing

84 19 But did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God had said, “I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by blessing the foolish Gentiles.” Deuteronomy 32:21 20 And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God: “I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.” Isaiah 65:1 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing a valid distinction

85 19 But did the people of Israel really understand? Yes, they did, for even in the time of Moses, God had said, “I will rouse your jealousy by blessing other nations. I will make you angry by blessing the foolish Gentiles.” Deuteronomy 32:21 20 And later Isaiah spoke boldly for God: “I was found by people who were not looking for me. I showed myself to those who were not asking for me.” Isaiah 65:1 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing a valid distinction biblical irony: those without understanding get it, while those with all the tools often don’t

86 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing

87 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing God’s relentless love!

88 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing God’s relentless love! he is pursuing you

89 21 But regarding Israel, God said, “All day long I opened my arms to them, but they kept disobeying me and arguing with me.” Isaiah 65:2 #3. understanding v. hearing God’s relentless love! He is pursuing you!

90  Do Paul’s statements about the future of Israel relate to current events in the middle east?

91  Rom 11:1-10

92  A remnant does believe

93  Rom 11:1-10  A remnant does believe  Gentiles have a better opportunity than before

94  Rom 11:1-10  A remnant does believe  Gentiles have a better opportunity than before  Jealousy will provoke more conversions

95  Rom 11:  A full inclusion in v12

96  Rom 11:25-36

97  The full number of the gentiles?

98  Rom 11:25-36  The full number of the gentiles?  Some Israelites in v14 provoked to jealousy

99  Rom 11:25-36  The full number of the gentiles?  Some Israelites in v14 provoked to jealousy  All Israel in v27?  Is all comprehensive or representative?  At least some kind of mass response?

100  Rom 11:25-36  The full number of the gentiles?  Some Israelites in v14 provoked to jealousy  All Israel in v27?  Is all comprehensive or representative?  At least some kind of mass response?  Those Jews living at the time of Christ’s return will accept his messiahship and receive salvation

101  Rom 11:25-36  The full number of the gentiles?  Some Israelites in v14 provoked to jealousy  All Israel in v27?  Is all comprehensive or representative?  At least some kind of mass response?  Those Jews living at the time of Christ’s return will accept his messiahship and receive salvation  Gentile believers should not therefore exalt themselves over Jewish believers lest they suffer the judgement that Jewish unbelievers have suffered.

102  Israel was chosen by God to accomplish his goals

103  Israel chose to try to serve God on their own terms

104  Israel was chosen by God to accomplish his goals  Israel chose to try to serve God on their own terms  God chose the church to serve others and Israel as grafted branches

105  Israel was chosen by God to accomplish his goals  Israel chose to try to serve God on their own terms  God chose the church to serve others and Israel as grafted branches  We can choose to serve God (and Israel) because of this expansion of spiritual Israel

106  Israel was chosen by God to accomplish his goals  Israel chose to try to serve God on their own terms  God chose the church to serve others and Israel as grafted branches  We can choose to serve God (and Israel) because of this expansion of spiritual Israel  God will (and desires to) receive a remnant church from Israel itself in the future

107  Israel was chosen by God to accomplish his goals  Israel chose to try to serve God on their own terms  God chose the church to serve others and Israel as grafted branches  We can choose to serve God (and Israel) because of this expansion of spiritual Israel  God will (and desires to) receive a remnant church from Israel itself in the future  We should not be arrogant about our opportunity (no replacement theology)

108  Chapters  A picture of how the functioning church should operate as priests to a world that needs a savior – and how we should relate with each other


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