Saturday, September 17, 2016

Homiletics - Romans 9


Contents (not sentence, direct verbiage from Scripture):  Where?                                                                Who?

1
1-2
I spk truth in Christ, conscience confirms thru HS, I have great sorrow/anguish in heart.
2
3-5
Could wish I cursed/cut off from Christ for sake of Israel; theirs=adoption, divine glory, covenants, law, temple worship, promises, patriarchs; from them=Messiah.
3
6-8
Not tho G’s word failed; not all descended from Is=Is; nor descendants all Abe’s children, “thru Isaac offspring reckoned”; not phys children=God’s, but children of promise.
4
9-13
Promise: I return, Sarah have son; Rebekah’s children conceived @ same time by Isaac; before twins born: “older will serve younger”; written: “Jacob loved, Esau hated”.
5
14-15
God unjust? No; to M: “I have mercy on who I have mercy, compassion on whom I have comp”.
6
16-17
Doesn’t depend on human desire or effort, but G’s mercy; Scripture to Phar: “I raised you for this purpose, I display my power in you & my name proclaimed.”
7
18
Tf G mercy on whom He wants, hardens whom He wants.
8
19-20
“Why God blame us?  Who able to resist?” Who are you to talk back to G?  “Shall formed say to one who formed: why you make me this?”
9
21
Does Potter have right make of same clay special and common?
10
22-24
What if G, choosing show wrath/make pwr known, bore w/patience obj of wrath to make riches of glory known to obj of mercy (prep in adv for glory), not only Jews also Gents?
11
25-26
In Hosea: “I call ‘my ppl’ who not, I call ‘my loved one’ who not; in place where said “you not my ppl’ they called ‘children of the living God’.”
12
27-28
Isaiah: “though Israelites like sand, only remnant saved; L carry out sentence w/speed & finality”.
13
29
Isaiah previously: “unless L left descendants, we like Sodom, Gomorrah”.
14
30-33
What we say?  Gentiles didn’t pursue righteousness, obtained by faith; Israel pursued law as righteousness not by faith, stumbled; as written: “I lay stone causes stumble, who believes in Him never put to shame.”

 


Divisions (run-on sentence OK, direct verbiage from Scripture):

1
1-13
Paul’s burden for the Jews
Principle:
Salvation is from the Jews but not only for the Jews.
2
14-21
God’s mercy
Principle:
God is merciful and compassionate toward His creation.
3
22-33
God’s relationship with people
Principle:
God’s choices benefit the objects of His mercy.

 

Subject Sentence (10-word sentence with proper structure):

Paul writes about God’s purpose in election and mercy.

 

Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK God is sovereign over all things and as Creator of the universe and everything in it (and beyond), He has the right to do what He wishes with that Creation and He uses what He created to benefit those on whom He chooses to have mercy – those He has drawn to Christ – the children of the promise.

 

Application:

1
What truth can you speak in Christ about your feelings for others?
For whom are you burdened spiritually?  How do you minister to these people?
How can you develop a Christ-like, self-sacrificial love for those to whom you minister?
According to 9:4-5, what belongs to Israel and what is the significance that these things belong to Israel and not the Gentiles?
How might God’s word have failed according to verses 1-6?
What does it mean that “not all who are descended from Israel are Israel”?
Paraphrase verse 7 in your own words.
Who are the children of the promise?
Describe God’s purpose in election according to 11-13.
2
How is it just that God will have mercy on whom He will have mercy?
What does 9:14-21 teach you about God?
What does 9:14-21 teach you about people?
How does 9:14-21 make you feel about your relationship with God?  How will you express your feelings to the Lord?
How does the illustration of the Potter and the clay in 9:20-21 help you understand your relationship with God?
3
What might it look like for God to bear with great patience the objects of His wrath (9:22)?
Why do you think He would do such a thing?  (See 9:23-24)
What does Hosea say about God’s people?  What does this mean to you?
What does Isaiah say about God’s people?  What does this mean to you?
What is the stumbling stone?  Who stumbled over it?
What is your relation to the stumbling stone?

 

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