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Pray and recount truths that are only possible because of the working of His great might
Ephesians 1:15-23
Faith, Hope, and Love evidence themselves by our actions.
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Remember the blessings you have been given in Him, and praise God in return.
Ephesians 1:7-14
We have been adopted into God’s family through Christ. Take peace in this, and praise Him in return.
Ephesians 1:1-6
Times of trial are coming—do not be alarmed, but be on guard and hold fast until the end.
Mark 13:3-13
Our faith in God can be measured by the boldness of our prayers and our ability to forgive.
Mark 11:20-26
The righteous man trusts in the Lord's direction and grows, but the wicked man trusts in the direction of other wicked men and perishes.
Psalm 1:1-6
Instead of seeking worldly gain and approval, Christians should live a life of service and selflessness motivated by the example of Jesus.
Mark 10:35-45
Divorce is sinful and “re-marriage” is adultery
Mark 10:2-12
Fiery trials of love from our Father on Earth keep us from the unquenchable fire of wrath from our Judge in Hell.
Mark 9:42-50
Live in light of the the Second Coming, your soul depends on it.
Mark 8:31-8:38
The self-righteous legalist is not any more safe from God's Wrath than the licentious man.
Romans 2:1-5
Pursue peace with the brotherhood and encourage one another, and do not let trivial matters profane the Christian faith through quarreling
Romans 14:12-23
The purpose of God's mercy is that we may praise Him! The ground for God's deserving of praise is his merciful nature!
1 Peter 1:3-5
In life or in death, in eating or in fasting, in work or at play, Glorify God all the day!
Romans 14:1-11
Love is the Foundation for fulfilling the whole Law. You cannot fulfill a single iota of the Law without Love!
Romans 13:8-10
Our logical response to seeing the glories of God should be radical, sacrificial service to God for the sake of His glory.
Romans 12:1-2
Those who do God’s will will enter His kingdom, and to do God’s will is to know Him.
Matthew 7:21-23
It is worth it to take a road that leads to suffering in this life, if at the end of the path you find eternal life
Matthew 7:13-14
Everything is God's and all things are made from Him and for Him. He is infinitely glorious; the only sound we can manage in response is Oh!
Romans 11:32-36
God has sovereignly worked throughout history to accomplish his plan of salvation for all people, and it is very mysterious!
Romans 11:25-32
Faith should not boast pridefully but should fear God's power to act severely toward those who do not rest wholly on His grace in Christ
Romans 11:16-24
Saving Faith necessitates an appropriate response!
James 1:26-27
God will never reject those whom he graciously loves! We can rest peacefully in his promises.
Romans 11:1-10
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Take heart in the midst of hardship, for it is a part of God's plan
Romans 11:11-16
God is infinitely wise in His sovereignty. He is not cruel. None perish simply to perish.
Published January 29th, 2018
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Main point summary
Main point summary
Though we often do not understand, God has a plan for everything that occurs. For instance, though it appears this way, the Jews were not hardened merely so that they would perish. Rather, their hardening allowed the rest of the world to obtain the riches of salvation. But they are not permanently cut off. God's promise to their forefathers still stands: God will bring the Jewish nation back to him, alongside the new spiritual Jews that have been grafted in. And when they come, the riches of God's glory will be all the more obvious, so we should pray feverishly for the Jews to return to the Lord.
Romans 11:11-16
So I ask, did they stumble
Some might ask, Did the physical jews that God hardened fail to obtain what they were seeking,
in order that they might fall?
for the sole purpose of stumbling and missing out on the righteousness of God?
By no means!
Not at all.
Rather through their trespass
Rather, their stumbling and failure to obtain righteousness through Christ,
u salvation has come to the Gentiles,
allowed all the nations to be included in the promises of God, not just physical jews.
so as to make Israel jealous.
By allowing the nations to receive the promises, while many jews missed out, God made Jews, his chosen people, jealous of the nations.
Now if their trespass
Now then, if the Jews' failing to obtain the RofG
means riches for the world,
allowed the nations to be included in the glorious promises of salvation
and if their failure
means riches for the Gentiles,
how much more will their full inclusion 1 mean!
Then the Jews being fully included in God's promise of salvation mean even more rich and glorious things are at hand for everyone!
Now I am speaking to you Gentiles.
Now let me explain to you non-Jews why this is important
Inasmuch then as v I am an apostle to the Gentiles,
Just as I am sent by God to the nations to preach the Gospel
I magnify my ministry
so also, I want to make my ministry to the nations known to Jews,
in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous,
in order to make my Jewish brothers jealous of the nations' inclusion in the promises
and w thus save some of them.
and thereby bring some of them into salvation
For if their rejection
The reason I want to magnify my ministry for Jews is this: if God's rejection of Jews as the chosen people
means x the reconciliation of the world,
has allowed the nations to be reconciled to God and chosen,
what will their acceptance mean
how can God's acceptance of the Jews mean anything less
but life from the dead?
Than eternal life and rescue from death for everyone?
y If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy,
And how can we expect the Jews not to be saved! If God promised the Jewish patriarchs that Jews will be his chosen people,
so is the whole lump,
then the rest of the Jews will receive this promise as well!
and if the root is holy,
Again, If the source of a tree, it's roots, are counted as holy
so are the branches.
the branches, which receive life from the roots, will be holy as well
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