Presentation on theme: "The Remnant. Since Salvation Is In Jesus Christ & We Are Now Free From The Law of Moses… Does That Mean God Has Rejected or Abandoned Israel?"— Presentation transcript:
Since Salvation Is In Jesus Christ & We Are Now Free From The Law of Moses… Does That Mean God Has Rejected or Abandoned Israel?
History of The Remnant Isaiah: God Will Save A Remnant. Jeremiah: A Portion of the Remnant Will Perish In Egypt For Rejecting God. Ezekiel: Please, Preserve The Remnant. Micah & Others: The Remnant Will Be Revived! While Many Israelites Perished In Rebellion, “The Remnant” Describes The Faithful Israelites Who Were Saved & Restored.
God’s Promises Have Always Been Contingent On More Than Biological Heritage. Key Verse: Romans 9:6 (Also Galatians 3:29) God Fulfilled His Promise Thru Isaac, Not Ishmael. God Fulfilled His Promise Thru Jacob, Not Esau. Even The Prophets Revealed That A Limited Sub-set of the Israelites Would Receive The Full Blessings of The Promise.
Paul’s Jewish Kinsmen Are Not Left Out… Romans 9:30-33 Because The Law Leads To Christ – 10:4 Because The Law Emphasizes Salvation Through Faith. FAITH, not ethnicity, is the deciding factor. – 10:8-16 Because The Salvation of the Gentiles Should Stir Israelites To Immediate Action. – 10:19-21
Israelites Who Respond To The Gospel Are The Remnant Today Paul Uses Himself As A Prime Example – Romans 11:1 Paul Reminds Us That God Preserves More Than Appearances May Suggest – Romans 11:2-4 Unmistakable Declaration: “In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time, a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.” (Romans 11:5)
Like A Masterfully Cultivated Tree, We Share In The Holy Root. Gentiles Are Grafted Into The Spiritual Family Tree. Vs Anyone, Including Ethnic Israelites, Can Be Removed For Unbelief. Vs God Is Eager To Graft The Remnant In Again. Vs 20-26