This chapter brings the section on the sovereignty of God and righteousness (9-11) to an end. Israel’s present rejection has opened a door to a large number of Gentiles coming to saving faith in Jesus Christ. Though Israel as a whole has rejected the gospel of Christ, this does not mean that God is finished … More Israel’s Future Salvation (Romans 11)
After making the point that God’s sovereign choice does not include all but some – God chose Isaac and not Ishmael (9:7-9) and He chose Jacob and not Esau (9:10-13) – and that this choice is not influence by people’s future choices, Paul now deals with some expected objections (9:14-24). This is a helpful passage … More Objections to the Sovereignty of God (Romans 9:14-33)
In Romans 9-11 the focus is on Israel and the sovereignty of God. Though from one perspective these chapters may appear out of place, the fact is, they are of great importance. Firstly, they answer an anticipated question. After making the point that nothing can separate God’s people from His love (8:35-39), an objection might … More Israel’s Election (Romans 9:1-13)
Suffering can unsettle and upset the believer. After raising the issue of the reality of suffering, Paul concludes his argument in 8:28-30. This passage provides insight into God’s sovereign dealings with His people. In this short passage we will consider two headings: the purpose of God (8:28) and the plan of God (8:29-30).
With the invention of social media, various networks create the opportunity for people to connect in all sorts of amazing ways. Friends, family and acquaintances are able to interact in ways that may not be possible due to distance or other restrictions. With many positives, one dangerous thing about this is the way the word … More The Joy of Being Christ’s Friend (John 15:12-17)