Paul, The Evangelist Who Knew God
April 12, 2015 Speaker: Guest Speaker Series: Romans: The Letter By Which the Church Stands or Falls
Topic: Sermon Scripture: Romans 9:1–9:5
In the first eight chapters of the letter to the Romans, Paul has gloriously described the gospel and the precious promises that God has given to his people. These promises have led to the climax of chapter eight as Paul articulates the new life of the Spirit-filled Christian. A new section begins in chapter 9, in which Paul is filled with anguish and grief for his kin, the Jews, who were given nine privileges by God. A major problem appears: God promised that Israel would be his people and now the majority of them are lost! How can a sovereign, almighty, all-powerful God have a lost people? Can we trust God despite this seeming catastrophe? What can learn from the grieved apostle in Romans 9:1-5?