God’s Plan for Israel

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Romans 11:25-32
[25] Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. [26] And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written,

“The Deliverer will come from Zion,

he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”;

[27] “and this will be my covenant with them

when I take away their sins.”

[28] As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. [29] For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. [30] For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, [31] so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. [32]  For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

DEEP SHEET: Sermon Study Notes
1.   How does Romans 9-11 increase our awe of God?  What have you learned from these chapters?
2.   What does it look like to be wise in your own eyes?  Why does Paul take this so seriously?
3.   What are the three parts of the “mystery” mentioned in vv. 25-26?  How does the context help us to interpret what Paul means when he says “all Israel” will be saved?
4.   How does the language used to describe Israel’s future salvation serve as a reminder of what God has already done for us?
5.   How does God view Israel today?  What does v. 29 tell us about God’s nature and character?
6.   How does v. 32 clarify God’s objective in saving human beings?  What’s the implication for the Christian life?

References: Proverbs 3:7; Romans 16:25-26; 2:9; 11:12, 15, 24; Isaiah 59:20-21; 27:9; Psalm 14:7; Jeremiah 31:1, 31-34; Romans 2:8; Numbers 23:19; Romans 9:25; 5:5; Ephesians 2:7.

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