Romans 9:14-33 – October 21, 2207

October 14, 2007 at 7:55 pm Leave a comment

GOD IS SOVEREIGN (verses 14-33)

Each study will have an error in one of the questions. It is our duty as believers to test everything that we read or hear with the Bible. So this will be a mini exercise in testing what is being said in class

Q6) Read Galatians 3:29, Galatians 4:28, and Hebrews 11:11. Verse 8 says the children of the flesh are not the children of God – the children of the promise are counted as the seed. What does this mean?

Discussion)    This means that the children of God are not those that live by the flesh but those that live by the Holy Spirit.

LIFE APPLICATION: When we think of the Jews and how they refused to recognize the Messiah or when we think on people we know that are not saved and our hearts become so burdened for their souls to be saved, should we stay stuck here, just thinking on these things? What might this drive us to do?

Discussion)    We should witness, pray for them, and tell them what Jesus did for them because He loves them.

Q1) According to Ephesians 2:8-10 and here in Romans 9:15-16, who is it that determines our destiny and find another verse in this study that explains why it’s their right to do so!

Discussion)    God determines our destiny.  Any passage in this lesson describes this.  It is His right to do this since He holds the very fabric of our being together.  We have no right to deny this from Him though He allows us to.

Q2) Explain verses 19-21.

Discussion)    We have no right to question why He allowed each one of us to be born a certain way or in a certain family.  This is part of His plan and involves our destiny through Him.

Q3) Read Hosea 1:9-10, Hosea 2:23, and I Peter 2:9-10. Then read verses 25 and 26. How can the Gentiles go from not being the people of God to God saying that He will call them My people and He calls those beloved that aren’t beloved by Him?

Discussion)    This speaks volumes about the amount of love that God has for the Gentile nations.  Through what Jesus did now God calls any Gentile His beloved.  This is not part of replacement theology and Gentiles are not taking over the status of Israel.  Instead this shows that God loves each one of us as much as the other.

Q4) Read Isaiah 1:9, Isaiah 13:19, Deuteronomy 29:23, Jeremiah 49:18, Jeremiah 51:40, and Amos 4:11. Verse 29 mentions the Lord of Sabaoth and if He hadn’t left them a seed, they would have ended up like Sodom and Gomorrha. What does this mean? What does Sabaoth mean?

Discussion)    This means that without the seed that He had left we would be desolate and barren and without a place.  Sabaoth means Hosts.

Q5) Verse 30-33 talks about the Jews and the Gentiles alike, have finally accepted the Gospel and realized Jesus IS the way to heaven. Why?

Clues)    This is the trick question.

Discussion)    The Jews have faith in the Law whereas the Gentiles have faith in Jesus Christ.  

Q6) Read verse 33. When it talks about a stumblingstone and rock of offense, of whom is it speaking and what does it mean?

Discussion)    The stumblingstone and rock of offense is Jesus Christ.  Whenever someone talks about God it is usually okay, but as soon as Jesus Christ is mentioned then people start to get offended.  Jesus said that this would happen.  He also said that no one can get to God except going through Jesus Christ.  There are no loop holes or shortcuts when it comes to going to God.

LIFE APPLICATION: What great joy and revelation should a believer gain from this study that allows him/her to know for an absolute certainty how much God loves him/her?

Discussion)    That each one of us is loved with a love that we cannot comprehend.  It is this love that sent Jesus Christ to the cross to die for each one of us.  Also there is nothing that I can do or fail to do that can separate or lessen that love towards me.

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