(Transcribed from actual tape) July 1, 1984 - AM
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I hope you have your Bibles open already to Romans, Chapter Number 11. This
morning we'll look at Verse I through Verse 11 of Romans 11. As we begin,
let's bow for prayer together.
"Father, we bow our heads and hearts before Thee, asking that You will speak
clearly and directly to all of us in this hour. Let me get out of the way so
that Thy word and Thy holy and divine message might be heard. For we pray
through Jesus Christ our Savior and our Lord. Amen."
Paul is talking about salvation in the Book of Romans, and then right in the
middle of it all in Verses 9, 10, and 11 of Romans, he stops abruptly and he
has this long parenthesis. And in this parenthesis, he answers one question,
the implied question by people, and especially his Jewish audience. The ques-
tion is: "What about the Jews?" Throughout all the Old Testament, all the Old
Testament Scripture, the promises and the covenants were given to the Jews.
The Jews are God's special people. The Jews are God's chosen people. And now
we come here and discover that we are saved by faith alone in Jesus Christ -
that's the method of salvation. Works have nothing to do with it. What about
So Paul takes three chapters and answers this question. Chapter 9, Paul talks
about the election of Israel. In God's sovereignty, He elected, He selected
the Jews. Chapter 10, he talks about Israel's rejection of the Messiah.
This is the free will of man to reject or to receive. In Chapter 11, he
talks about the restoration of Israel. In other words, there will be a day
in which the promises God made to Israel will be fulfilled. Now, our pur-
poses this morning, we look a ...
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