Main Point: Chapter 9 begins a new section in Romans. Paul has articulated the gospel of a righteous status to sinners received by faith whereby all who believe are saved (1:16-17). Paul explains that the reason any sinner has received this salvation is foundationally due to God’s sovereign, eternal purpose of election (9:11). Therefore, God’s word will not fail (9:6-13), Paul now offers responses to objections to the doctrine of election. First, does this mean that God is not fair (9:14)?
- Salvation Depends upon God’s Sovereign Mercy (v15-16)
- God’s Sovereign Mercy is Independent/Free (v16)
- God’s Sovereign Mercy Is the One Thing Standing between Us and our
Main Point: Chapter 9 begins a new section in Romans. Paul has articulated the gospel of the gracious accounting to sinners of a status of righteousness from God received through faith in Jesus Christ (Chp 1-8), this gospel was mostly rejected by his Paul’s kinsmen/Israel, which raises the question, “Is God Sovereign?”
- God Is Sovereign-Therefore His Word Does Not Fail, 6a
a. God’s Choice of an Israel within Israel, 6b
b. God’s Choice of Isaac, not Ishmael, 7-9
c. God’s Choice of Jacob, not Esau, 10-13
- God Is Sovereign-Therefore His People Are Grateful, not Proud.
a. Sovereignly Saved People are Loved
b. Sovereignly Saved People are Loving
c. Sovereignly Saved People are Certain
d. Sovereignly Saved People are Humbled
Main Point: Chapter 9 begins a new section in Romans. Paul has articulated the gospel of the gracious accounting to sinners of a status of righteousness from God received through faith in Jesus Christ (Chp 1-8). This gospel which was rejected by his brothers directs Paul’s lament, will not be effectual unless there has been a substitution of a righteous mediator for the sake of his brothers, and informs our callings for the sake of our brothers.
- Gospel of Christ Rejected by the brothers
- Gospel Reception inseparable from the Work of the Mediator-Christ
- Gospel Calling of Love not for the sake of the brothers, but for the
Main Point: The Resurrection of Jesus would be the key to unlocking the meaning of Ezekiel’s visions of renewal and healing for God’s people.
- It would begin with a trickle out of Jerusalem
- It would expand to a mighty rushing river
- It would culminate the changing of the unchangeable