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Romans 9 - AMP

2 That I have bitter grief and incessant anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off and banished from Christ for the sake of my brethren and instead of them, my natural kinsmen and my fellow countrymen. 4 For they are Israelites, and to them belong God's adoption and the glorious Presence (Shekinah). With them were the special covenants made, to them was the Law given. To them worship was revealed and promises announced. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and as far as His natural descent was concerned, from them is the Christ, Who is exalted and supreme over all, God, blessed forever! Amen (so let it be). 6 However, it is not as though God's Word had failed . For it is not everybody who is a descendant of Jacob (Israel) who belongs to Israel. 7 And they are not all the children of Abraham because they are by blood his descendants. No, Your descendants will be called and counted through the line of Isaac . 8 That is to say, it is not the children of the body who are made God's children, but it is the offspring to whom the promise applies that shall be counted descendants. 9 For this is what the promise said, About this time will I return and Sarah shall have a son. 10 And not only that, but this too: Rebecca conceived by our forefather Isaac, 11 And the children were yet unborn and had so far done nothing either good or evil. Even so, in order further to carry out God's purpose of selection (election, choice), which depends not on works or what men can do, but on Him Who calls , 12 It was said to her that the elder should serve the younger . 13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated (held in G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.relative disregard in comparison with My feeling for Jacob). 14 What shall we conclude then? Is there injustice upon God's part? Certainly not! 15 For He says to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I will have compassion (pity) on whom I will have compassion. 16 So then is not a question of human will and human effort, but of God's mercy. 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, I have raised you up for this very purpose of displaying My power in you, so that My name may be proclaimed the whole world over. 18 So then He has mercy on whomever He wills (chooses) and He hardens (makes stubborn and unyielding the heart of) whomever He wills. 19 You will say to me, Why then does He still find fault and blame us ? For who can resist and withstand His will? 20 But who are you, a mere man, to criticize and contradict and answer back to God? Will what is formed say to him that formed it, Why have you made me thus? 21 Has the potter no right over the clay, to make out of the same mass (lump) one vessel for beauty and distinction and honorable use, and another for menial or ignoble and dishonorable use? 22 What if God, although fully intending to show His wrath and to make known His power and authority, has tolerated with much patience the vessels (objects) of anger which are ripe for destruction? 23 And He thus purposes to make known and show the wealth of His glory in the vessels (objects) of His mercy which He has prepared beforehand for glory, 24 Even including ourselves whom He has called, not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles (heathen)? 25 Just as He says in Hosea, Those who were not My people I will call My people, and her who was not beloved My beloved. 26 And it shall be that in the very place where it was said to them, You are not My people, they shall be called sons of the living God. 27 And Isaiah calls out (solemnly cries aloud) over Israel: Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, only the remnant (a small part of them) will be saved ! 28 For the Lord will execute His sentence upon the earth , rigorously cutting it short in His justice. 29 It is as Isaiah predicted, If the Lord of hosts had not left us a seed , we would have fared like Sodom and have been made like Gomorrah. 30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles who did not follow after righteousness have attained it by faith , 31 Whereas Israel, though ever in pursuit of a law of righteousness (right standing with God), actually did not succeed in fulfilling the Law. 32 For what reason? Because not through faith, relying on the merit of their works . They have stumbled over the Stumbling Stone. 33 As it is written, Behold I am laying in Zion a Stone that will make men stumble, a Rock that will make them fall; but he who believes in Him shall not be put to shame nor be disappointed in his expectations.

Sermons on Romans 9 More sermons: Romans 9

Mark H. Stevens ThD avatar
A Hunger for Lost Souls
Shared by: Mark H. Stevens ThD on Jul, 2016
Summary: Romans 9:2 "That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart." Paul loved his people (Israel) he would forfeit his salvation for them....how bad do YOU want to see people saved?
Scripture: Romans 9:1-4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 366
Roger Roark avatar
God is over all
Shared by: Roger Roark on Mar, 2016
Summary: Jesus, is God over all
Scripture: Romans 9:5
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 57
Bob Faulkner avatar
God's Selection: Conditional or Unconditional?
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Dec, 2015
Summary: Does God choose His people based on things they have or have not done? Or does He choose them based on His own purposes?
Scripture: Romans 9:9-33
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 477
Peter Baumgartle avatar
Tough Questions
Shared by: Peter Baumgartle on Dec, 2015
Summary: Romans 9
Series: Romans
Terry Laughlin avatar
Shared by: Terry Laughlin on Sep, 2015
Summary: The danger of mislabeling a person as a Christian - when they are not
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
#2 Truth & Error
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Aug, 2015
Summary: How do I know the difference between what is true and what is false?
Series: Trueish
Scripture: Romans 9:11-12
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 253
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #22
Shared by: James May on May, 2015
Summary: Continuation of a study in the Book of Romans
Scripture: Romans 9:19-26
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 376
James May avatar
A Study of the Book of Romans Lesson #23
Shared by: James May on May, 2015
Summary: Continuation of a study in the Book of Romans
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 9:27-33
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 350
Shawn Drake avatar
What Salvation Isn't
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Apr, 2015
Summary: This is the 16th sermon in the series "The Cure". There are many opinions about salvation- Many of them a wrong.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 9:6-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 585
Shawn Drake avatar
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Apr, 2015
Summary: This is the 15th sermon in the Series "The Cure". As God's Children, we are privileged.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 9:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 424
Mark Mitchell avatar
Predestined For Hell? Absolutely Not!
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: No one is predestined for hell
Scripture: Romans 9:1-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 353
Joseph Miller avatar
Why God Hated Easu
Shared by: Joseph Miller on Mar, 2015
Summary: Explore how it's "fair" for a loving, non discriminating God to love one brother and hate the other.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 9:13
Denomination: Apostolic
Views: 1,637
James May avatar
A Study Of The Book Of Romans Lesson #21
Shared by: James May on Jan, 2015
Summary: Continuing study of Romans, Chapter 9:1-18
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Romans 9:1-18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,157
Kyle Sullivan avatar
God is God!
Shared by: Kyle Sullivan on Nov, 2014
Summary: How were the Jews the chosen people of God?
Scripture: Romans 9:1-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 177
David Dykes avatar
Are You Concerned About Your Friends Without Christ?
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Those people out there without Christ are not going to break down the doors of this church to get here and learn about Jesus. We cannot be complacent until someone has shared with them like somebody shared with us.
Series: Romans
David Dykes avatar
God’s Freedom of Choice
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: Have you ever thought about how through the centuries God has preserved the Jewish people and they have maintained their identity even though they have been scattered all over the planet Earth? Why? Because God preserved them.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 9:4-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 636
David Dykes avatar
Stumbling Over God’s Stepping Stone
Shared by: David Dykes on Oct, 2014
Summary: God’s wrath has been revealed throughout history. It is being revealed right now. Why does God show us some demonstrations of his wrath in history? To warn us. To teach us that one day God is going to judge sin.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 9:19-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 546
Steve Shepherd avatar
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jan, 2014
Summary: The truth is in Christ. And Paul spoke the truth in Christ in this text. 1- The truth of the Holy Spirit 2- The truth of anguish in the heart 3- The truth of separation from Christ
based on 82 ratings
Views: 11,067
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Hardening of Pharaoh's Heart
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: The idea of God hardening Pharaoh's heart gnaws at our sensibilities... but we know that the LORD is sovereign not only in His mercy, but also in His judgement.
Scott Chambers avatar
Shared by: Scott Chambers on Oct, 2013
Summary: This is the tenth message in a series over Romans 6-11. The series examines how we now live under God's grace. This message examines the doctrine of predestination.
Scripture: Romans 9:1-33
Views: 632
Zachariah king avatar
Mystery of the stumbling stone
Shared by: Zachariah king on Sep, 2013
Summary: Mystery of the gospel, by faith or works? The stumbling stone leads to destruction, it is religion by works that lead many astray. Religion never saved any one, only Jesus saves
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Scripture: Romans 9:32
Views: 328
Zachariah king avatar
The offence of the gospel
Shared by: Zachariah king on Sep, 2013
Summary: Why the gospel is an offense to the religious , and the gospel is the greatest hope for sinners like me.
Scripture: Romans 9:33
Views: 396
Larry Turner avatar
Problematic Patience
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2013
Summary: King Saul and Esau had a problem with patience that lead to even greater problems. What does sprit-filled paience look like and can we live it?
Clay Gentry avatar
A Heart For The Lost
Shared by: Clay Gentry on Aug, 2013
Summary: How can we develop a heart for the lost, a heart like the apostle Paul's?
Gordon Weatherby avatar
What Is Your Heart's Desire?
Shared by: Gordon Weatherby on May, 2013
Summary: What is your heart's desire? With the apostle Paul, his heart's desire was to see the lost come to Christ. Though the majority of this message is my own, the main points have been borrowed.
Ron Tuit avatar
The Sovereign Stone
Shared by: Ron Tuit on May, 2013
Summary: Paul teaches that God chooses those whom He will save; to those whom He does not save, Jesus becomes a stumbling stone, but to those He chooses He becomes the Rock of Salvation.
Series: Romans
Scripture: Romans 9:30-10:10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 569
Ron Tuit avatar
“Hard Hearts and Providential Pots: More on God’s Sovereign Character”
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Apr, 2013
Summary: Romans 9 gives an excellent and clear view of the excellence and Sovereignty of God in choosing some for salvation and honorable eternal service to His Glory.
Series: Romans
Ron Tuit avatar
The Character of God's Sovereignty
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Apr, 2013
Summary: The Character and work of God's Sovereignty in Election is truly a teaching of the Extravagant Grace of a Powerful and Providential God.
Series: Romans
William R. Nabaza avatar
Righteousness by Faith
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you righteous by yourself? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show faith righteousness always works for those who loved GOD. IV. TEXT: Romans 9:30 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) What does
Scripture: Romans 9:30
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 231
William R. Nabaza avatar
Objects of His Mercy and Glory
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you GOD's Object of Mercy and Glory? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To prove that GOD made us His Objects of Mercy and Glory. IV. TEXT: Romans 9:23 (New Living Translation, Second Edition) He does
Scripture: Romans 9:23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 470