So All Israel
A. REQUESTED SERMON (Rom. 11:11-36).
B. SOME DIFFICULT VERSES, EASIER IN THE CONTEXT č GOD AND ISRAEL.
1. Paul’s heart ( Rom. 9:1-3; 10:1).
2. God’s rejection of fleshly Israel (9:6-8; 10:2-3).
3. 10:8-12. Salvation depends on belief of the Gospel.
4. 10:12-13. No respect of persons č “Whosover.”
5. 10:13-15. How shall they – call – believe – hear – no preacher?
6. 10:16. They (Jews) did not all hearken (obey).
7. 10:17. Faith comes by hearing God’s word.
a. vs. 18. The word went out all over (Psa. 19:4).
b. vs. 19. Moses’ prophecy (Deut. 32:21).
c. vs. 20. Isaiah (Isaiah 65:1).
8. 10:21. God reached out to a disobedient people. The Jews (Matt. 23:37).
A. PAUL WAS A JEW (11:1).
B. ISRAEL FOREKNOWN AND CHOSEN (11:2).
C. 11:2-5. AS IN ELIJAH’S DAY.
1. Elijah thought he was alone.
2. As God had 7,000 then, he has a remnant now.
a. Jews who are of the elect of grace.
b. Not of the OT works.
3. Fleshly Israel obtained not the promise, but the elect did (vs. 7), including the remnant.
4. The rest were hardened in their rejection (vs. 7-10).
A. SALVATION IS COME TO THE GENTILES (vs. 11).
B. THE JEWS WERE PROVOKED TO JEALOUSY (vs. 11).
1. Rom. 11:12
a. If their loss is opportunity for the Gentiles (Acts 13:44-49),
b. How much more their fullness (Rom. 10:10-12).
2. Speaking to Gentiles, Paul’s desire č save “some of them” (vs. 13-14; Rom. 1:16).
3. Rom. 11:15
a. Gentile reconciliation cause by Jews rejection,
b. And the Jews’ salvation would be like a resurrection.
A. THE FRUIT OF THE GOSPEL IS HOLY – SET APART (vs. 16).
1. The first fruits – Jews who have faith.
2. The lump – Gentiles who have faith.
3. Same faith, same result.
4. All branches connected to the root, God’s people (9:6-8, 24-26) holy! Blessed in faith.
B. THE OLIVE TREE (vs. 17-24).
1. Branches broken off making room for Gentile converts (vs. 17-18).
a. Gentiles grafted in – included &share blessings (Acts 2:39; Gen. 12:3).
b. Pride of Grace condemned. Salvation is from Israel, the root bears thee.
(John 4:22; Rom. 3:1-2; 9:3-5; Gal. 3:23-25).
2. Why were they really broken off? (vs. 19-20).
a. Their unbelief (Rom. 10:9-10).
b. Gentiles grafted in because of their faith.
c. No place for pride č FEAR (1 Pet. 1:17; Heb. 10:31).
d. No respect of persons (10:12; 2:6-8).
3. Goodness and Severity (vs. 22).
a. Toward the faithless Jew, Severity. Toward the believing Gentile, Goodness.
b. The Gentile could be cut off and suffer that severity. Must continue in faith.
c. The Jew could be grafted back if he repents and believes (vs. 23).
d, vs. 24. If God can accept the Gentile, He can accept back his chosen.
A. JESUS AND GOSPEL CAME AT THE BEST TIME (Gal. 4:4).
1. The Jews had a heart to reject.
2. The Gospel blessing offered to the worst Jew (1 Tim. 1:12-16).
3. Opportunity for the Gentiles.
B. “SO ALL ISRAEL SHALL BE SAVED.” (vs. 26).
1. Some argue all Jews will be saved at Jesus’ 2nd coming.
a. But their salvation is conditional (vs. 23).
b. Mere remnant saved (vs. 5; 2:9-10), Jews 1st punished. Paul would save some.
2. Some believe in national restoration.
a. Contradicts Jesus (Matt. 21:42-43).
b. Who is Israel today? (Rom. 9:6-8; 2:28-29; Col. 2:11-12; Gal. 6:16).
c. What is the Hope of Israel (Acts. 28:20; 24:15).
3. Wrong emphasis: Not on WHO, but on HOW all find salvation (Rom. 11:20, 23).
4. As it is written – a covenant of forgiveness (Heb. 8:6-12). It’s here now!
C. SUMMATION – THE JEWS:
1. Enemies of the gospel, still beloved (Rom. 10:21; 2 Pet. 3:9; John 3:16).
2. God still calls them (Rom. 1:16; Mark 16:15).
3. Their disobedience save the Gentiles (vs. 30).
4. Saved the same way as the Gentiles (vs. 31).
5. Salvation is mercy and grace, for the Jew and the Gentile (vs. 32).