(3) To belong to the visible Church of God, and enjoy its high and holy distinctions, is of the sovereign mercy of God, and should be regarded with devout thankfulness ( Romans 9:4 Romans 9:5). Part of: The Bible Speaks Today Series (57 Books) Amazon's Choice recommends highly rated and well-priced products. 3 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, 4 the people of Israel. Romans 9:2. Here is the message of Romans. The message is near you, in your mouth and in your heart. I’m not exaggerating—Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. you’ll find me on the way, not in the way. THE PROBLEM OF THE JEWS (Romans 9:1-6)In Romans 9:1-33; Romans 10:1-21; Romans 11:1-36 Paul tries to deal with one of the most bewildering problems that the Church has to solve--the problem of the Jews. 2 It's an enormous pain deep within me, and I'm never free of it. The papers were in the process of being finalized. In Romans 2, Paul springs a bit of a trap for religious people, especially for religious Jews living under the law. The letter to the Romans provides the greatest remedy the world could ever know (Christ) to the greatest problem the world has ever seen (sin). Romans 9-11: A New View of the Doctrine of Election The doctrine of election, especially as set out in Romans chapters 9 to 11, is thought to mean that God elects some human beings to salvation, and others to damnation.I have long had problems with this. The fact of Paul’s sorrow is stated here; the cause of it is revealed in Romans 9:3. Authors. 14  Is that grounds for complaining that God is unfair? But the stone is me! Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’m never free of it. And that’s not the only time. 21  Isn't it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans? Romans is the fort Knox of the Christians faith, written to the center of the Roman civilization, it is the doctrine of the gospel – the problem with mankind and the living hope in Christ. Don’t suppose for a moment, though, that God’s Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. We'll be kind of getting a little bit of an overview tonight, I trust, so you'll need to be looking at the book. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. gives us the metaphor for pulling this together: Careful! 31  And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading and talking about what God was doing, missed it. The Solution Is Life on God’s Terms ... 9-11 But if God himself has taken up residence in your life, you can hardly be thinking more of yourself than of him. Paul’s Anguish Over Israel. From the outset, not all Israelites of the flesh were Israelites of the spirit. I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. 8  That means that Israelite identity was never racially determined by sexual transmission, but it was God-determined by promise. Romans 8:9, “You however, are controlled not by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God lives in you. OUTLINE OF ROMANS 9 by Dr. Leighton Flowers I. CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION A. If the big decisions are already made, what say do we have in it?”. Romans 11 The Message (MSG) The Loyal Minority. They had everything going for them - family, glory, covenants, revelation, worship, promises, 5  to say nothing of being the race that produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is God over everything, always. That is, they which are the children of the flesh This is an explanation of the foregoing verse, and shows, that by "the seed of" Abraham are meant, the natural seed of Abraham, who are born after the flesh, or descend from him by carnal generation: Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. If you're looking for me, you'll find me on the way, not in the way. Paul’s Anguish Over Israel. Romans 9:1-5 The Message (MSG) God Is Calling His People 9 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Clay doesn’t talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, “Why did you shape me like this?” Isn’t it obvious that a potter has a perfect right to shape one lump of clay into a vase for holding flowers and another into a pot for cooking beans? Browse Sermons on Romans 10:9-10. Romans 10:9, ESV: "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." It’s the Israelites . Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. You see his summary in Romans 3:9, “We have already charged that all, both Jews and Greeks, are under sin.” They had everything going for them—family, glory, covenants, revelation, worship, promises, to say nothing of being the race that produced the Messiah, the Christ, who is God over everything, always. Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? -determined by promise. I'm in charge of compassion." 1. They were absorbed in what they themselves were doing. The mighty, merciful message of Romans is not just one way of salvation among many. From the outset, not all Israelites of the flesh were Israelites of the spirit. Anyone, of course, who has not welcomed this invisible but clearly present God, the Spirit of Christ, won’t know what we’re talking about. All those people who didn’t seem interested in what God was doing actually. I've put a huge stone on the road to Mount Zion, a stone you can't get around. Arithmetic is not his focus. Romans 9 is vitally important to the Christian, not only in the sense that it provides a basis for the theological doctrine of election, but in that it has great bearing on our spiritual life. Who wrote the book? The word translated “thoughts” and “opinions” in Romans 1:21 and 14:1 is not used anywhere else in Romans. Weiss remarks on the triple climax: λύπη being intensified in ὀδύνη, μεγάλη in ἀδιάλειπτος, and μοι in τῇ καρδίᾳ μου. Romans 14:19, KJV: "Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another." In Romans 9:11-13 Paul has asserted that God elected Jacob but not Esau and that this election was not due to any works done by them at all; in fact it was done before they were born. All those people who didn't seem interested in what God was doing actually embraced what God was doing as he straightened out their lives. To Rebecca, also, a promise was made that took priority over genetics. 9 I speak the truth in Christ—I am not lying, my conscience confirms it through the Holy Spirit— 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 9  Remember that promise, "When I come back next year at this time, Sarah will have a son"? Listen Now . While it may not be in scholarly vogue, let me begin this rather theological article with a hypothetical story. Romans 9:28, ESV: "for the Lord will carry out his sentence upon the earth fully and without delay.”" Romans 9:28, KJV: "For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth." In fact, to his utter shock his wife had informed him a few hours before his flight that she was filing for divorce and leaving. Chapter 9 brings a slight shift in focus to the Book of Romans. It's the Israelites . Remember how it was put: "Your family will be defined by Isaac"? The Message. In Romans chapters one through eight, Paul thoroughly convinced us about man’s need and God’s glorious provision in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. . 3 scriptures (Romans 9:15–16, & 18 see below ) in this chapter give us its main summary and purpose which is God chooses to have mercy on whom he will have mercy and show compassion to whom he will show compassion and he will harden who he wants to harden. Then Paul discussed the program of righteousness in Romans 9-11. This "word of faith" is a reference to the gospel: the message of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 8. The Book of Romans might be Paul’s greatest written work. Because instead of trusting God, they took over. Only 4 left in stock - order soon. Oh, yes! Paul Discusses the Israel of God —Outline of Romans 9 to 11. Romans 9 concluded with Paul's declaration that Israel has stumbled over the stumbling stone of Christ. The Message in Romans (9) March 11, 2017 / Dan Lazich / Comments Appreciated. 2 For e a married woman is bound by law to her husband while he lives , but if her husband dies she is released from the law of marriage . Verses 1-33. And so they stumbled into him and went sprawling. That means that Israelite identity was never racially determined by sexual transmission, but it was. 9 1-5 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. 1-3 Believe me, friends, all I want for Israel is what’s best for Israel: salvation, nothing less. Paul had never been to Rome when he wrote the letter to the Romans, though he had clearly expressed his desire to travel there in the near future (Acts 19:21; Romans 1:10–12). 28  God doesn't count us; he calls us by name. When she became pregnant by our one-of-a-kind ancestor, Isaac, 11  and her babies were still innocent in the womb - incapable of good or bad - she received a special assurance from God. b. Romans 1:18–3:20: Why All of Us Need to Be Saved. If the big decisions are already made, what say do we have in it?" A new power is in operation. The final references to “salvation” in Romans occur in these chapters. All Rights Reserved. The Romans 8 passage relates to the restoration of all things, the message of Romans 9 is about the restoration of the nation of Israel through the Gentile converts through faith. Romans 9 is an explanation for why the word of God has not failed even though God’s chosen people, Israel, as a whole, are not turning to Christ and being saved. Thanks for the question. Paul constructs a detailed theological argument which shows God was not unfaithful in the past and he will act again on behalf of the Jewish people, so that “all Israel will be saved” (11:25-32). 1. Clay doesn't talk back to the fingers that mold it, saying, "Why did you shape me like this?" Things have not been working well with his marriage. The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. in charge of compassion.” Compassion doesn’t originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat, but in God’s mercy. Publication Date. Romans 9:8. In his own Son, God has made a way for lost people to be restored to him—lost people whether they are Greeks or barbarians, wise or foolish . Dec 31, 2019 #157. He insists that God will keep His promises to Israel, but that not everyone born to Israel is truly Israel. Isaiah had looked ahead and spoken the truth: had not provided us a legacy of living children, How can we sum this up? https://www.insight.org/resources/bible/the-pauline-epistles 4  I grew up with them. 121 . It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. The Deterministic Interpretation of Romans 9 Many people believe that Romans 9 demonstrates that God has the right and power to save whichever individuals he wants to save and damn whichever individuals he wants to damn. What does Romans chapter 2 mean? Introduction If Romans 8 has the distinction of being the high-water mark of the New Testament, chapter 9 has the dubious honor of teaching one of the most emotionally volatile doctrines of all the Bible, that of election. Commentary on Romans 9:6-13 (Read Romans 9:6-13) The rejection of the Jews by the gospel dispensation, did not break God's promise to the patriarchs. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Romans 10:9-10. I readily admit that the Jews are impressively energetic regarding God—but they are doing everything exactly backward. They were God's chosen people; they had had a unique place in God's purposes; and yet when God's Son had come into the world they had rejected him and crucified him. 15  God told Moses, "I'm in charge of mercy. Most of these references have the deliverance of Israel in view (9:27; 10:1; 11:14, 26). So we’re not talking about repudiation. In my student days it almost extinguished my faith because I thought that I was elected to damnation, as described in my spiritual journey. If there were any way I could be cursed by the Messiah so they could be blessed by him, I’d do it in a minute. The purpose given why God acted this way is that his goals in creation and redemption might in no way hang on the "works" of men but might be wholly dependent on himself. Romans 9:28, NLT: "For the LORD will carry out his sentence upon the earth quickly and with finality.'" We are all sinners, and sin has far reaching consequences. Romans 9 - 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. I’m not exaggerating—Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. a. Romans 14:19, ESV: "So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding." It's the Israelites . “Giving thanks” is only referred to in the B sections, apart from Paul himself giving thanks in the A sections (see previous paragraph). This is the core of our preaching. Romans 9 analyzes the following concepts: adoption, selection, calling, Physical Israel, and Spiritual Israel. took over. To Rebecca, also, a promise was made that took priority over genetics. Files. C. The Consolation of Israel’s Rejection (11:1-36) Romans 11 will turn its attention to the present and future purposes of God with regard to Israel. © 2020 Christianity.com. But being freed from the penalty of sin is not the same thing as being freed from the power of sin in your life. It’s an enormous pain deep within me, and I’m never free of it. 3. Romans 9 – Has God Rejected Israel? To make matters worse, after Bob arrived at his destination he discovered that his most substantial client h… It wasn’t Abraham’s sperm that gave identity here, but God’s promise. The Epistle to the Romans or Letter to the Romans, often shortened to Romans, is the sixth book in the New Testament.Biblical scholars agree that it was composed by Paul the Apostle to explain that salvation is offered through the gospel of Jesus Christ.It is the longest of the Pauline epistles. 17  The same point was made when God said to Pharaoh, "I picked you as a bit player in this drama of my salvation power." If you’re looking for me. 25  Hosea put it well: I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. 26  In the place where they yelled out, "You're nobody!" How is this tragic paradox to be explained? The problem goes back a long way. It is a literature masterpiece by itself! Why have the Israelites not confessed the Lordship of Jesus and believed in the resurrection? 9 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. It's the Israelites . 22  If God needs one style of pottery especially designed to show his angry displeasure 23  and another style carefully crafted to show his glorious goodness, isn't that all right? 3 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, 4 the people of Israel. In Romans 9-11 Paul shows that God is faithful to his promises, even those he made to the Jewish people. Ships from and sold by SuperBookDeals-. 33  Isaiah (again!) Introduction. And Israel, who seemed so interested in reading and talking about what God was doing, missed it. Font Size. This item: The Message of Romans: God's Good News for the World (The Bible Speaks Today) by John Stott Paperback $30.00. It is the way of salvation, because Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God and Savior. David Lewis, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis Follow. Paul expresses his great sorrow for the unbelief and obstinacy of the Jews, Romans 9:1-3.Whose high privileges he enumerates, Romans 9:4, Romans 9:5.Points out the manner in which God has chosen to communicate the knowledge of his name to both Jews and Gentiles; and how he deals, whether in judgment or mercy, with individuals; and produces the cases of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, … Romans 9 Released from the Law 7 Or do you not know , brothers 1 — for I am speaking to those who know the law — that the law is binding on a person only as long as he lives ? Romans 9 turns a sharp corner and finds Paul heartbroken that his people, the Jews, have rejected Christ. 6  Don't suppose for a moment, though, that God's Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. - Romans 10:9. They were so absorbed in their "God projects" that they didn't notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. Having completed this task, God did not set Israel aside. 16  Compassion doesn't originate in our bleeding hearts or moral sweat, but in God's mercy. Chapter 9. 9:1: In Christ - This seems to imply an appeal to him.In the Holy Ghost - Through his grace. Israel Reduced to Religion. 12  God told Rebecca, "The firstborn of your twins will take second place." In the remainder of Romans 9 Paul continues to prove that “all Israel” is not what many had naively understood: “It is not as though the word of God has failed. I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Paul said the gospel is for the Jew first and for the Greek also. (Romans 11:1-36) IV. . And it is especially disputed today in America, even among professing Christians, and, of course, among Muslims and Jews. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. Romans 9 is an explanation for why the word of God has not failed even though God’s chosen people, Israel, as a whole, are not turning to Christ and being saved. In the previous eight chapters, Paul made man’s need and God’s gracious provision through Christ abundantly clear. The global message of Romans is that all people everywhere have free access to the riches of God’s grace in Christ as they respond in faith to the gospel. 29  Isaiah had looked ahead and spoken the truth: If our powerful God had not provided us a legacy of living children, We would have ended up like ghost towns, like Sodom and Gomorrah. Those who enter into Christ’s being-here-for-us no longer have to live under a continuous, low-lying black cloud. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel …” (Rom 9:6). Paul's primary theme in Romans is the basic gospel, God's plan of salvation and righteousness for all humankind, Jew and Gentile alike (see 1:16-17 and notes). The sovereignty of God’s grace is brought in as the final ground of God’s faithfulness in spite of Israel’s failure, and therefore as the deepest foundation for the precious promises of Romans 8. . Because instead of trusting God. 13  Later that was turned into a stark epigram: "I loved Jacob; I hated Esau.". God doesn’t count us; he calls us by name. God told Rebecca, “The firstborn of your twins will take second place.” Later that was turned into a stark epigram: “I loved Jacob; I hated Esau.”, Is that grounds for complaining that God is unfair? Do you for one moment suppose any of us knows enough to call God into question? 18  All we're saying is that God has the first word, initiating the action in which we play our part for good or ill. 19  Are you going to object, "So how can God blame us for anything since he's in charge of everything? It wasn’t Abraham’s sperm that gave identity here, but God’s, Remember how it was put: “Your family will be defined by Isaac”? But the stone is me! No, the point of Romans 9 is that God sought to bless the entire world by raising up Israel to be a light and a blessing to others. B. Paul ends chapter 8 on such a high note in reflection of the endless, inseparable love God has for those who are in an abiding,… What does Romans 9:28 mean? This chapter is so troublesome to some Bible teachers that they would prefer it not to be in Scripture. 20  Who in the world do you think you are to second-guess God? In the place where they yelled out, “You’re nobody!”, they’re calling you “God’s living children.”, If each grain of sand on the seashore were numbered. Romans 10 describes Paul's heartfelt prayer that Israel would be saved, despite her commitment to saving herself through works. Details. Oh, yes! Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. 126 . Disciplines. In Stock. The promises and threatenings shall be fulfilled. Romans 9 The Message Bible << Romans 8 | Romans 9 | Romans 10 >> God's Election of Israel. The problem goes back a long way. Published by permission. Or so it seems anyway. 10  And that's not the only time. This summary of the book of Romans provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Romans. 32  How could they miss it? salvation, outline of romans, historical theology, exegetical theology. In Romans chapters one through eight, Paul thoroughly convinced us about man’s need and God’s glorious provision in Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. . All rights reserved. I want it with all my heart and pray to God for it all the time. This lesson provides an outline, for your reference, of Romans chapters 9 to 11. Bob, a middle-aged salesman, was on a business trip in another state. For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. 9:1: In Christ - This seems to imply an appeal to him.In the Holy Ghost - Through his grace. Hosea put it well: I’ll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. 9 1 At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. How could they miss it? This is the message of faith that we proclaim: 9 If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Vindication (cont.) What God did in this case made it perfectly plain that his purpose is not a hit-or-miss thing dependent on what we do or don't do, but a sure thing determined by his decision, flowing steadily from his initiative. In the second half of Romans 1, Paul described the downward progression followed by humanity in our sin. Romans 9 is not about some strange act of God whereby He chooses some to receive eternal life while others get damned to hell by God’s sovereign eternal decree. Summary – 9:30-33 In his summary of Romans 9, Paul explains why there were more Gentile believers than Jewish ones (v.30-32). You can’t get much more Semitic than that! They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. Hawkins Member Supporter. The Epistle to the Romans or Letter to the Romans, often shortened to Romans, is the sixth book in the New Testament.Biblical scholars agree that it was composed by Paul the Apostle to explain that salvation is offered through the gospel of Jesus Christ.It is the longest of the Pauline epistles. I’ll call this the “deterministic” reading of Romans 9, for it holds that God determines who will be saved… Hardly. The Global Message of Romans. 2,013 +284 Canada Christian Married. Remember that I, the one writing these things, am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham out of the tribe of Benjamin. Fifth, the “in Christ” life transforms thinking in every aspect of life. When she became pregnant by our one-of-a-kind ancestor, Isaac, and her babies were still innocent in the womb—incapable of good or bad—she received a special assurance from God. 6-9 Don’t suppose for a moment, though, that God’s Word has malfunctioned in some way or other. The Letter to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)) by Douglas J. Moo Hardcover $59.62. 12-8-2009. Global Christians wrestle today with problems on a variety of fronts: political, social, economic, and more. they're calling you "God's living children." Although justification by faith has been suggested by some as the theme, it would seem that a broader theme states the message of the book more adequately. . Romans 9–11 comprises a well-known unit focusing on Israel’s present and future relationship to the Lord. 11 1-2 Does this mean, then, that God is so fed up with Israel that he’ll have nothing more to do with them? [⇑ See verse text ⇑] Paul is in the middle of a quote from Isaiah 10:22–23 about the sons of Israel. Not so fast, please. 110 . Romans 9 The Message (MSG) God Is Calling His People. 9 1  At the same time, you need to know that I carry with me at all times a huge sorrow. Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. God will show mercy to whomever He wishes, calling out His people from both the … I'm not exaggerating - Christ and the Holy Spirit are my witnesses. Before he explains what it means, Paul spends Romans 1:18–3:19 to show why all of us need to be saved. 24  Either or both happens to Jews, but it also happens to the other people. , 2001, 2002 Eugene H. 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