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Accepted and then Rejected

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This is a two part series that will deal with Paul's arugment around the chose people of God. Chosen by election and chosen by selection and grafted by design

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Opening

First of all good morning to those who are watching by live stream and to those who are present in the house. It has been awhile since I have been present with you. I want to thank God for ministry staff as they have allowed me a sabbath time. It has been greatly appreciated.
So, let us dive right in to the word this morning. I want us to begin by understanding that the book of Romans. Is a book that was written to all of those who where believer’s in Christ in the area of Rome. There was the Jewish Christian Church and Gentile Christian Church. This book is an attempt by Paul to persuade those Christian living in Rome to become one people even though they are two communities. And Paul will attempt to do this by what is known as Deliberative Rhetoric. What is deliberative — it is the relating to or intended for consideration or discussion. What is rhetoric — It is the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing. So as we look at the Book of Romans Paul is speaking/writing to those in Rome in a discussion form to persuade them in understanding their role as Christians in this Roman community. This is especially important that while they are two communities they should both speak and believe the same because their understanding should be based on the life and death of Christ and what Christ has called us to do in community.
My plan is over the next two weeks to look in depth at Romans 9-11 and we understanding the sermon title Accepted and then Rejected.
So let us go to our passage this morning.
Romans 9:1–8 NIV
I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit—I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen. It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
This morning I want to point out 3 realities that Paul shares with us from this text.
I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people, those of my own race, the people of Israel.
What is Paul saying to us here. As Paul has been preaching the word Paul is also looking around and understanding that the very chosen people of God have not accepted the Reality of Christ.
2. Theirs is the adoption to sonship; theirs the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen.
3. It is not as though God’s word had failed. For not all who are descended from Israel are Israel. Nor because they are his descendants are they all Abraham’s children. On the contrary, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” In other words, it is not the children by physical descent who are God’s children, but it is the children of the promise who are regarded as Abraham’s offspring.
Closing — Next week we will finish out this series on Accepted and then Rejected.
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