Saturday, October 01, 2016

Homiletics - Romans 11

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

Did God reject ppl?  No. I Israelite of Abraham/Benjamin; God not reject, Elijah appealed against Is: L, they killed your prophets, torn down altars, I only left, they trying kill me; L: I reserved 7000 not bowed to Baal.
@ present, remnant chosen by grace, not works.
What Is sought, they not obtain, elect did, others hardened; as written: God gave spirit of stupor, eyes not see, ears not hear to this day.
David: may table be snare/trap/stumbling block/retribution; may eyes darkened, backs bent forever.
Stumble, fall beyond recovery?  No.  bec. of transgression, salvation to Gents, Is. envious; if transgression=riches, their loss=riches for Gents, how much riches their full incl bring?
I talking to Gents/apostle to Gents, hope my ppl envy, save them; if rejection brought reconciliation to world, their acceptance=life from dead.
If part=holy, whole batch holy, root=holy, branches=holy; some branches broken off, wild shoot grafted in, not superior, root supports; you say branches broken so I grafted in.
They broken bec. unbelief, you stand by faith, not be arrogant, tremble; if God not spare branches, not spare you.
Consider God’s kindness to you/sternness to those fell; if they not unbelief, they grafted in, God able; natural branches grated readily into own tree.
You not ignorant of this, not conceited, Is. experienced hardening until full # Gentiles come; all Is saved, deliverer from Zion, turn godlessness from Jacob; this my covenant I take away their sins.
Gospel concerned, they enemies, election concerned, they loved on acct patriarchs; God’s gifts/call irrevocable.
You disobedient, now rec’d mercy; they now disobedient, may rec. mercy as result of G’s mercy to you; G bound everyone to disobedience that He may have mercy.
Depth of riches of wisdom & knowledge of God, judgments unsearchable, paths beyond tracing out; who’s know L’s mind?  Who’s been His counselor?  Who’s given to Him that H should repay?
From/through/for Him=all things; to Him glory forever.  Amen.


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

Salvation for the Gentiles is the envy of Israel
Christians’ behavior should make other people want salvation for themselves.
Salvation pictured as a grafted tree
Christians should be thankful that Israel’s unbelief made a way for the Gentiles to be saved.
Salvation comes from the mercy of God
Christians should thank God for His mercy and salvation.


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

Salvation is like a tree grafted by God’s mercy.


Aim (Christian and Non-Christian):

TCMATK God’s ways and thoughts and judgments are different from ours and to seek to be more like Him.



What is Paul’s genealogy listed in Romans 11:1?  What does this tell you about him?
How does 1 Kings 19 prove that God did not reject His people as Paul states in Romans 11:2-4?
What does Paul mean when he says, “at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace”?  Does this apply to us, today?
Compare and contrast grace and works.
Why would grace not be grace if we were chosen by works?
Describe what happened to Israel according to Romans 11:7-10 and any other Scripture references you may know.
What hope do you find in Romans 11:11-12 and how will this change how you pray and minister?
Paul was called to minister to the Gentiles though his heart was for his people.  To whom are you called to minister?  How does this reflect your heart’s desire?
What might “part of the dough offered as firstfruits” represent?  What does the “whole batch” represent?  Who is the root?  Who are the branches?  How do these pictures help you to understand your righteousness in Christ?
Who are the broken branches?  Who are the wild olive shoots?  Why might the wild olive shoot feel superior to the other branches?
Why had some of the branches been broken off?
What does Romans 11:21 teach you?  Cite any Scripture you know to support your answer.
What must take place for Israel to be grafted back into the tree?
Who represents the wild olive tree?  Who represents the cultivated olive tree?  What does this teach you about the Gentile and the Jew?
What is the mystery Paul didn’t want the Romans to be ignorant about?  And what did Paul want to protect his audience against?
What does it mean that Israel will experience a hardening until the full number of the Gentiles has come in?
What will be the end result of this hardening?
Who is the deliverer that will come from Zion and what will he do?
How is Israel “enemies for your sake” as far as the gospel is concerned?  How does this differ from their status as far as election is concerned?
What does Romans 11:29 teach you about God’s gifts and His call?  How does this encourage you?
How does knowing that Israel’s disobedience allowed salvation to come to the Gentiles impact you?  What will you do differently now that you know this?  How does this affect your perception of God’s mercy?
How will you praise the Lord based on Romans 11:33-36?


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