Paul highlights 2 hindrances to the Jews coming to salvation: Zeal for God Without Knowledge Pursuit of God Without Righteousness
Gentiles Stumbled INTO the Savior Jews Stumbled OVER the Savior All Find Salvation by Faith in Jesus
Election Magnifies God’s Mercy Election Identifies God’s People
Two ways God shows to be just in his sovereign choice: No One Deserves God’s Mercy. No One Can Earn God’s Choice.
If we respond in 2 ways, we will see God's word did not fail: Understand the Promise (v.6-9) Consider the Proof (v10-13)
Many Jews are lost and without Christ… Despite Paul’s Sorrow and Willingness to Sacrifice (v.1-3) Despite Israel’s great privileged position with God (v. 4-5)
The External Call The Responsibility of the Local Church
Our heavenly father’s unique love is captured in 2 ways: God Pursues Us in Love. God is Patient through Compassion.
3 evidences of the power of God’s electing love: 1. God Is for Us 2. God Defends Us 3. God Keep Us
God shows his sovereign love to those in Christ by… Allowing the Spirit to Speak for Us (v.26-27) Working all Things for our Good (v.28) Revealing God’s Chosen Plan for…