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Pastor's Sunday Sermon

September 3, 2023

God is God

  • Romans 9- The past Isreal

  • Romans 10 - The present Isreal (Paul's time)

  • Romans 11- Isreals' future

  • Paul tells us that there is remnant that God sets aside. And that God can harden the hearts of some to help set the remnant apart.

  • Current Christian, you are part the remnant of those who chose God. You have the potential to build God's people. To experience God's Mosiac covenant.

Romans 11:1-10

I ask then: Did God reject his people? By no means! I am an Israelite myself, a descendant of Abraham, from the tribe of Benjamin. 2 God did not reject his people, whom he foreknew. Don’t you know what Scripture says in the passage about Elijah—how he appealed to God against Israel: 3 “Lord, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars; I am the only one left, and they are trying to kill me”[a]? 4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”[b] 5 So too, at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. 6 And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace.

7 What then? What the people of Israel sought so earnestly they did not obtain. The elect among them did, but the others were hardened, 8 as it is written:

“God gave them a spirit of stupor,
   eyes that could not see
   and ears that could not hear,
to this very day.”[c]

9 And David says:

“May their table become a snare and a trap,
   a stumbling block and a retribution for them.
10 May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see,
   and their backs be bent forever.”[d]

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