- Romans 11
- Paul makes 5 points in Romans. The first four:
- Romans 3:9-18, 23 – All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
- Romans 3:20 – No one is able to keep the law sinlessly.
- Romans 3:24-26 – God sent Jesus as a sacrifice to make salvation available.
- Romans 5:1 – We are now justified by faith.
- Romans 10:16-21
- Romans 11:
- Romans 11:16 – The root was the promises made to Abraham.
- Romans 11:18 – Gentiles who were grafted in were not to boast. They were still deriving their spiritual sustenance from the promises to Abraham.
- Romans 11:20-21 – Be careful! Jews were cast out because of unbelief and Gentiles can be cast out, too!
- The first olive tree started out as the physical nation of Israel. Unbelieving Jews were cast out and believing Gentiles were grafted in. Now the tree represents spiritual Israel.
- Salvation is now for both Jew and Gentile.
- Romans 11:25, 15 – Paul’s hope was that when the Gentiles showed faith and partook of the blessings, the Jews would be encouraged to believe as well.
- See Romans 2:28-29.
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