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God, the Jew, and You - Romans 9:1-26

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We now come to the third major section of Paul’s letter to the Romans that reveals God’s plan for Jew and Gentile. The early church in Jerusalem was entirely Jewish, but by this point, in most other parts of the world, it had become predominantly non-Jewish. But if God made so many promises to the Jewish nation, does that mean those promises are all now annulled? How does Israel’s rejection of Jesus as Messiah fit into God’s sovereign strategy, and where do we fit in?

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God, the Jew, and You
Romans 9:1-26
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We now come to the third major section of Paul’s letter to the Romans that reveals God’s plan for Jew and Gentile. The early church in Jerusalem was entirely Jewish, but by this point, in most other parts of the world, it had become predominantly non-Jewish. But if God made so many promises to the Jewish nation, does that mean those promises are all now annulled? How does Israel’s rejection of Jesus as Messiah fit into God’s sovereign strategy, and where do we fit in?
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Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans

Heart & Soul: A Study through Romans

When the wrath of God meets the righteousness of God, where does that leave us? The apostle Paul says that we are marked by sin at birth but marked righteous at salvation. In this series through Romans, Skip Heitzig explains the essentials of Christian doctrine that can transform your thoughts, words, and actions. Move from sinner to saint, and from saved to Spirit-filled as you inscribe the essence of the gospel onto your heart and soul.

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  1. God’s Pick Is Israel (vv. 1-5)

  2. God’s Preference Is Independent (vv. 6-13)

  3. God’s Plan Is Impeccable (vv. 14-18)

  4. God’s Purpose Is Inclusive (vv. 19-26)

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Connect Recap Notes: November 10, 2019
Speaker: Skip Heitzig
Teaching: "God, the Jew, and You"
Text: Romans 9:1-26

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We now come to the third major section of Paul's letter to the Romans that reveals God's plan for Jew and Gentile. The early church in Jerusalem was entirely Jewish, but by this point, in most other parts of the world, it had become predominantly non-Jewish. But if God made so many promises to the Jewish nation, does that mean those promises are all now annulled? How does Israel's rejection of Jesus as Messiah fit into God's sovereign strategy, and where do we fit in?
  1. God's Pick Is Israel (vv. 1-5)
  2. God's Preference Is Independent (vv. 6-13)
  3. God's Plan Is Impeccable (vv. 14-18)
  4. God's Purpose Is Inclusive (vv. 19-26)
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God's Pick Is Israel (vv. 1-5)
  • The Bible is the record of how God makes and keeps promises. There are 31,173 verses in the Bible and 7,487 of those are God's promises to man. Most early Christians were Jews; now the church is mostly Gentiles, but God's promises to the Jews are not void. God chose the Jewish nation to reveal Himself, His plan, and His Son.
  • Notice these key phrases in the text: the adoption: see Exodus 4:22; Deuteronomy 7:6; the glory: God's shekinah, which was in the cloud and the tabernacle (see Exodus 24:16 and 40:34); the covenants: with Abraham, with Moses, and with David; the giving of the law: special revelation (the Old and New Testaments except two books); the service of God: the priesthood and system of sacrifice; the promises: the land, the eternal kingdom, and the Messiah; the fathers: Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, and the twelve tribes.
  • God's greatest promise to the Jewish nation was the Messiah; salvation came to the Jews through a Jew.
God's Preference Is Independent (vv. 6-13)
  • God's promises didn't fail; some Jews believed and are part of God's remnant. The rejection of Jesus by the majority does not negate His promise to the minority. Salvation is not based on physical descent or human merit; it is by grace through faith in Christ.
  • The Bible tells us both election and choice are true, both sovereignty and free will are at work. God predestines people and calls them, yet people must choose God and decide to believe.
God's Plan Is Impeccable (vv. 14-18)
  • Election is always a matter of grace. If God saved people only on the basis of righteousness and justice, no one would be saved (see Exodus 33:19).
  • If you don't think punishment is fair, consider the crucifixion, which wasn't fair to Jesus, but the Father loved the world so much that He gave His Son so people can be saved.
  • Paul used the illustration of Pharaoh, who hardened his own heart ten times, and whose heart God hardened—made firm—ten times. If a person hardens their heart against God, He will confirm their choice.
  • Hell was never meant for humans (see Matthew 25:41), but people can choose to go there. If someone wants nothing to do with God, God will not force Himself on them.
God's Purpose Is Inclusive (vv. 19-26)
  • If you respond to God's offer of salvation, you'll discover He's been calling you (see John 6:37). If you receive Jesus, you'll find He chose you from before the foundations of the world (see Ephesians 1:4). Think of it as God throwing a rope to a drowning person: that person must grab the rope and be pulled in by the One who saves. God draws us to Himself through election, but we must choose to grab hold of the rope.
  • You must receive Jesus as Lord. Spiritual life does not come by physical birth but through spiritual birth. God's plan includes you; do your plans include Him?
  • Jesus said, "The one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out" (John 6:37), so invite Him into your life and "[cast] all your care upon Him, for He cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7).
Practice

Connect Up: God's election is a difficult doctrine. Many people wonder, If God is love, why doesn't He save everyone? God is more than exclusively love; He is also holy, just, righteous, etc. God is all His attributes. Therefore, sin cannot go unpunished. Take a moment to discuss some of the attributes of God that lead to His righteous judgment of sin:
  • The holiness of God: He is perfect and set apart from His creation. The justice of God: all of God's judgments are infinitely and perfectly just. The wrath of God: God's moral character leads Him to judge and punish unrighteousness. The jealousy of God: God will not share our passion and affection with anyone or anything else.1
Connect In: The church consists of undeserving people saved by God's grace (see Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:8). How does the big picture of God's sovereignty in salvation relate to Israel and the church? How do you understand the difference between the Jewish people and the church?

Connect Out: How can the doctrine of election inspire you to reach out to unbelievers? Discuss the following quotes. How do you think unbelievers would respond to them? Do you think these quotes are effective for evangelizing? Why or why not?
  • "God chose me for Himself, but the devil chose me for himself. My choice is the tie-breaker." —D.L. Moody
  • "Election does not obliterate human responsibility. Each person is held responsible before Almighty God as to what they will do with His Son." —Daniel Wallace
  • "Your damnation is your own election, not God's." —Charles Spurgeon
1 "List of God's Attributes," http://www.theattributesofgod.org/list-of-attributes.html, accessed 11/9/19.

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The Heart and Soul of the Gospel
Romans 1:1-7
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Today we embark on a thirty-two-week journey through the book of Romans. Considered to be Paul the apostle’s magnum opus, this book is largely responsible for igniting the fires of the Protestant Reformation and the Wesleyan Revival. As Paul introduced himself to the church at Rome, he got right to the heart and soul of the matter—the gospel—the good news that presents Jesus Christ as God’s great answer to the pressing need of the human race.
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5/19/2019
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Unashamed!
Romans 1:16-17
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Standing up for and speaking out about our faith in Jesus Christ can sometimes feel awkward and intimidating. Often our message is not received with glad faces or with open arms by the people we work with and live next to. As Paul was planning to visit Rome, he expressed eagerness rather than hesitation to herald this message. Why was that? The apostle gives us five reasons for his readiness and enthusiasm.
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5/26/2019
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Is God Mad?
Romans 1:18-32
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The Wrath of God Is Revealed God is full of love, right? Right! That’s the good news. And Paul gets back to that theme and develops it fully in the chapters ahead. But first, there’s some bad news. Like a powerful prosecuting attorney, Paul made the case as to why we need the good news of Christ. God’s grace is necessary because of our guilt. In this section, we learn about the wrath of God—an attribute that many people can’t wrap their heads (and hearts) around.
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7/7/2019
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Four Mistakes Religious People Make
Romans 2:1-11
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Jesus was not a religious leader. He was a righteous leader. And He was often confronting the religious leaders of His day. Likewise Paul found many enemies among the religious elite of his day, among both Jews and Gentiles. After announcing his theme of good news in Jesus, Paul promptly plunged into the bad news of God’s wrath—a subject that religious people sometimes love (but for all the wrong reasons). Paul tells us some of their most common mistakes.
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7/14/2019
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Hypocrisy Gets an Audit
Romans 2:17-29
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All businesses, corporations, and individuals have blind spots. Auditors can help by giving a clear and unbiased reading of practices and procedures, and then give appropriate recommendations for change. Here, Paul played the role of auditing the hypocrite—the one who has spiritual style but no substance. Let’s consider the assets, the deficits, and the net appraisal of the one who wears a spiritual disguise.
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7/28/2019
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The Advantage of Having the Bible
Romans 3:1-8
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Those who have been raised in a home with spiritual foundations and the teaching of Scripture have an edge over those who were never exposed to such benefits. The advantage of having access to the Bible is enormous, but it is not a fail-safe. Paul addressed the Jews who were caretakers of God’s own words, and much can be applied to anyone who has the advantage of revealed truth but fails to take it to heart.
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8/4/2019
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How Prisoners Go Free
Romans 3:9-26
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Freedom is a huge word for the Christian believer. Picture yourself nervously standing in a courtroom before a judge who has just read the pile of evidence against you. Just before the gavel strikes the bench proclaiming your guilt, a piece of evidence strikes his gaze and he unexpectedly announces your innocence. You can now go free! Here Paul explains how any person anywhere can find hope and freedom because of the gospel.
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8/11/2019
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Old Age; Young Faith
Romans 4
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Our skin may wrinkle but our faith never has to. Abraham’s faith was vibrant and youthful even when he was nearing one hundred years of age. As Paul points to the patriarch Abraham as an example for justification by faith, we can learn what it means to believe God through all the ages of life. How vibrant is your Christian faith? Have you let cynicism and doubt choke out your confidence in God?
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8/18/2019
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Our Benefits Package
Romans 5:1-5
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Why is being a Christian so great? Every unbeliever you meet is asking that question as they observe your life. What are the benefits of living with a committed faith in Jesus? After explaining what it means to be right with God by believing in Christ, and after illustrating that principle with Abraham, Paul gives a short list of some of the benefits of a saved life.
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8/25/2019
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Unrivaled Love
Romans 5:6-11
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Modern wisdom continually tells us, “Love is a verb,” rather than a sentimental feeling. Love is a commitment that involves action. For the first time in the letter to the Romans, Paul introduced the word love and a very singular kind of love—God’s love for us. Wanting to show how secure we are in this salvation, he described the greatest demonstration of love—its proof, its provision, and its product.
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9/1/2019
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A One-Man Show
Romans 5:12-21
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Just one person can do a lot of damage, and conversely just one person can do a lot of good. Paul here showed the effect that Adam brought on by his rebellion and the effect that Jesus bought with His blood on the cross. One caused death. One conveys life. One brought guilt. One bought the gift of grace. The big question is, have you received the gift?
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Don’t Look Back
Romans 6:1-7
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Winning the War with Sin
Romans 6:11-14
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There is not a person I know who doesn’t struggle with sin. Evil thoughts, bad habits, immoral impulses, and recurring temptations all rear their ugly heads, leaving us exhausted and disappointed in ourselves and wondering if any deliverance is possible. This struggle is real. The war can be fierce. How can we believers (who still have our old natures) win in these battles? Consider this four-step strategy.
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The Struggle Is Real
Romans 7:14-25
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Safe and Secure
Romans 8:1-11
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As the old saying goes, “It’s always darkest before the dawn.” That’s certainly true of Paul’s authorship of this book. He closes chapter 7 on a low note, only to crescendo to a swelling high point in chapter 8. “Don’t despair! You’re in secure hands and you’re safe,” Paul tells us. He reminds us of four facts that should settle every heart.
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The New You
Romans 8:12-18
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Most people love new stuff: a new car, a new set of clothes, a new puppy, a new haircut, a new adventure. But the best new thing you could have is a new you! Being a Christian isn’t a temporary reformation but a total transformation. When the Holy Spirit gets hold of a person’s life, He begins the process of a total makeover—changing you from the inside out. As a Christian believer these are among the changes you can expect to see.
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10/13/2019
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The Steady Hand of a Caring God
Romans 8:28-30
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The world to many people seems to be a random place where anything can happen. But a believer can (and should) step firmly onto the soil of life. Why? Not just because God exists, but also because God cares! There is not a single atom nor molecule out of place in God’s universe; His hands and heart are steadily controlling your every breath. Let’s examine some of the richest truths about the quality of care from a loving God.
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10/20/2019
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A Midterm Exam: Five Questions to Test Your Understanding
Romans 8:31-34
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In the middle of any given course or semester, a test consisting of questions is given. This does two things: it measures the student’s grasp of the course materials, and it helps identify any areas that need work. Right in the middle of his sixteen-chapter book, Paul gives his readers a series of questions to jog our spiritual memory and face some wonderful realities about the love of God. Let’s consider five questions in these verses.
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10/27/2019
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For the Love of God
Romans 8:35-39
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Can anyone really comprehend unconditional love? Perhaps the love that parents have for their children is the closest to unconditional love from a human point of view. But life’s circumstances certainly can challenge the idea that God loves us unconditionally. We’ve all heard about God’s love, we’ve sung about it, and we’ve affirmed it with our “Amens!” But as Paul closes out this section of Romans, he moves us into a fixed and secure confession that no matter what life can throw at us, we need never doubt God’s love for us.
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