Temple Baptist Church - 5-12-2019
Romans 15:8-13; Romans 11:1-26
A. Verse 8 – Here we find God’s promises to Israel, the Jewish people. Romans 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.
B. Jesus Christ was Israel’s long-awaited Messiah, the Seed of the Woman, Jehovah God in the flesh. He came in fulfillment of God’s promises made by the Prophets.
C. Jesus Christ fulfilled every aspect of both the Law and the Prophets. But, the Jews stumbled because the expected a King that would deliver them from the power of Rome instead of a Sacrifice that would die for their sin.
D. Though the Nation of Israel rejected Christ (John 1:11), individuals believed on Him and were gloriously saved.
E. Through Israel’s rejection and blindness, the gospel came to the Gentiles. Israel’s blindness became the Gentile’s blessing!
1. Vs. 9 – We Gentiles Should Glorify Him For His Mercy. Romans 15:9 And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
Romans 9:25-26 As he saith also in Osee, I will call them my people, which were not my people; and her beloved, which was not beloved. And it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, Ye are not my people; there shall they be called the children of the living God.
Matthew 15:22-28 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me. But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table. Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
2. Vs. 10 – We Gentiles Should Rejoice In His Great Salvation. Romans 15:10 And again he saith, Rejoice, ye Gentiles, with his people.
Colossians 3:9-11 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; (10) And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: (11) Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
3. Vs. 11 – We Gentiles Should Praise Him For His Loving Kindness. (Laud – to honor, to promise, to vow) Romans 15:11 And again, Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all ye people.
Psalms 117:1-2 O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people. (2) For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD.
4. Vs. 12 – We Gentiles Should Obey His Lordship. Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles trust.
Jeremiah 16:19-21 O LORD, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit. (20) Shall a man make gods unto himself, and they are no gods? (21) Therefore, behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know mine hand and my might; and they shall know that my name is The LORD.
5. Vs. 13 – We Gentiles Should Trust Him (brings joy and peace) Romans 15:19 Through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Illyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, (17) Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.