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Summary: Paul conclusion to the Jews in the letter to the church in Rome is one of constant remembrance that life is about Jesus Christ - and Him alone! (Ref: Romans 11:25-36)

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Romans, Part 36

Romans 11:25-36

Introduction

- It is important that we not only see the encouragement to the Jews in Rome

-- But, that we see our role in being part of the existing remnant

- Last time we discussed the grafting in of the Gentiles; imp for us

- The concept grafting in literally means being spliced into something else

- The Gentiles were spliced into the Family of God by Jesus’ death

- It is His death and resurrection that gives us complete picture of life

- Being grafted into something means that we would produce that fruit

-- You cannot graft something to an apple tree and get bananas

-- If you are grafted in, then you take on the characteristics of new host

- APP: When the Gentiles were grafted in, we took on God’s grace to produce a testimony of our own of what God has done in and through us

- This is why it is very important to understand, you are not your own

-- Bought with a price … 1 Cor 16:20

- Tonight we see just how deep God’s commitment is to His people

-- God’s timing that we are here; consider that Easter just passed us by

-- It is my prayer that after tonight; you would be excited to tell that He is alive!

- Stand and read Romans 11:25-36 / Pray

Point 1 – God is always at work (25-29)

- Paul writes to his Jewish brethren that they may understand what’s happening

- At this time in history, Israel is not giving Jesus’ His just due

- They are not following Him, nor are they following God’s direction

- Paul cautions the Jews in Rome to understand this and not get a big head

- It is very easy to get a big head over an idea when you have info others don’t

-- God is very clear here that ALL of Israel will be saved

- Isa 45:17, “But Israel will be saved by the LORD with an everlasting salvation; you will never be put to shame or disgraced, to ages everlasting.”

- Isa 59:20, ““The Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who repent of their sins,” declares the LORD.”

- Jer 31:34, “No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the LORD,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the LORD. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

- Heb 8:10, 12 “This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.” “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

- We, are not part of Israel – and thus we must accept the sacrifice for ourselves

- We must accept what Jesus has done in our place to be redeemed from sin

- Question: Have you ever felt like God was simply not working anymore?

-- Answer: V29 – God never uncalls; nor does he stop moving in people’s life

-- He has never taken a break nor does what He put into motion cease to be


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