135- I greet thee who my sure Redeemer art
464- my sins my sins my saviour
402- amazing grace
132- wondrous king, all glorious
316- saviour again to thy dear name we raise
83:3- all praise and thanks to God
Scripture reference: Romans 9:1-13
I am speaking the truth in Christ—I am not lying; my conscience bears me witness in the Holy Spirit— 2 that I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers,] my kinsmen according to the flesh. 4 They are Israelites, and to them belong the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the worship, and the promises. 5 To them belong the patriarchs, and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ, who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen. 6 But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, 7 and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” 8 This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. 9 For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” 10 And not only so, but also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac, 11 though they were not yet born and had done nothing either good or bad—in order that God's purpose of election might continue, not because of works but because of him who calls— 12 she was told, “The older will serve the younger.” 13 As it is written, “Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated.”
People often make easy promises and often fail to keep them.
It is easy to transfer that over to God.
this passage speaks to the promises of God.
What brings up this topic?
2. The vast majority of Jews were rejecting Jesus. The early church was primarily Jewish until the gentiles started to believe in him.
Paul wants to show his concern for the Jews. He considers them his kinsmen. He sees what they are doing and he considers them his kinsmen
My computer was acting up on me today, so my notes were horrible. It was a good sermon though, so listen to the video. :)