Archive for November 4, 2007

Romans 11:1-10 – November 11, 2007


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.

Q1) In this passage, Paul is talking about the Jews and their rejection of the Messiah, but as a result of this what exciting thing was made possible?

Discussion)    Salvation has come to the Gentiles to provoke the Jewish people to jealousy for God.

Q2) Who is Paul talking about in verse 1-2 when he speaks of God rejecting His people? Why did He reject them?

Clues)    This is the trick question.

Discussion)    God never has nor never will He reject the Jewish people.  He has not given up on His people and we Gentiles are arrogant to think that the Old Testament promises are made to us and not Israel.  We are also arrogant to think that we have taken the place of Israel.  The church will not be dealt with in the tribulation, it will be the Lord showing His people His might and power against Satan and his army. 

Q3) Read I Kings 19:10-18. What is Elijah saying to the Lord in verse 3 and how does God answer him?

Discussion)    Elijah is stating that he is the only one left and God answers him that there are seven thousand men that have not bowed their knee to Baal.  It shows that Elijah had a limited perspective and was showing his arrogance towards God, but God showed how He sees the bigger picture than we do.

Q4) Read Ephesians 2:8-9. What does verse 6 mean? Explain it.

Discussion)    It shows that we are saved by grace and it is not of works or anything that we do.

Q5) Read Isaiah 29:10-14 and II Corinthians 3:14. Verses 7 and 8 talk about certain people’s hearts being hardened by God, yet in Isaiah 29:14, what glorious statement does the Lord make concerning His chosen people, and why would God harden some peoples hearts?

Discussion)    We talked about World War II and how this had to happen in order for Israel to become a nation.  The Lord had hardened Adolf Hitler’s heart, just like the heart of Pharoah was hardened during the time of Moses.  This is not getting into Calvinism, each one of us have a choice with every decision that we come upon.  When rebellion is present the Lord will harden the heart.  Like going the way of Cain that is stated in Jude.

Q6) What two Old Testament people does Paul use to attest to the fact that God hardened some people’s hearts?

Discussion)    The two Old Testament people were Elijah and David.

LIFE APPLICATION: Since we know by God’s Word that His covenant still remains intact with the Jewish people, and we know that they rejected the Messiah, is there any point in telling the Gospel to a Jewish person? Why or why not?

Discussion)    Yes we should so that they can see who Jesus Christ is and realize that they need Him as their personal savior.


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