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New Testament: Romans 10:14-11:12
Summary: The Message of Salvation to All, The Remnant of Israel, Gentiles Grafted In
July 27, as we look into the New Testament today, our reading will be from the book of Romans, chapter 10 beginning at verse 14. We’ll go through chapter 11, verse 12.
Why did Israel stumble over Christ and reject him? That’s what this chapter is all about. Because, they did not understand the kind of righteousness God wanted or how to get it, like the Pharisees and many people today, they thought only of righteous works and could not comprehend a righteousness that comes by faith only. The missionary heart of Paul comes out in verses 14 through 17 as you’ll see, salvation is by faith. And faith comes by hearing the word of God. So listen up. But you know what, unbelieving sinners, including Israel, cannot hear unless we tell them.
God needs people with beautiful feet to carry the Gospel to the lost. Despite Paul’s broken heart and God’s outstretched hands, Israel did not believe, but the Gentiles did believe, and God saved them. Listen when you feel discouraged in your witnessing, remember Paul. Continue caring, continue praying and sharing the good news.
Keep those feet beautiful as you present the gospel. And now let’s begin our reading today in the New Testament.