Sermon Passage: Romans 11:11-15 Sermon Title: Rejection vs Acceptance Sermon By: Pastor Davy (Youth) Sermon Summary: Israel’s disobedience and breaking God’s covenant meant salvation for the Gentiles. Paul tells us this truth. God’s rejection of the Israelites triggered the salvation history which we live in now. But does this mean that Jews cannot be saved anymore? Are they forever condemned? If so, why is Paul so desperate to spread the Gospel to them too? We can clearly see in Chapters 10 and 11 that Paul has a heart for the Jews. And though he has been an apostle and minister to the Gentiles for the majority of his time, he confesses that he hopes that his ministry would bring about jealousy in the Jews. Through his ministry and the Jews witnessing that Gentiles are receiving all the blessings and the promises of God that were once promised to their forefathers, Paul hopes that some Jews might be saved. So now that we know that the Israelites are not forever condemned, does their salvation mean something different? Paul seems to think so. If Israel’s rejection is our salvation, what about their acceptance? “Life from the dead” Paul proclaims that Israel’s acceptance would mean the end of salvation history. What does this all mean to us? 1. Nothing can separate us from the saving love of God. Israel’s disobedience, their mistakes weren’t enough to separate them. And neither are ours. 2. Just like Paul, we can’t stop at our salvation. We need to spread the Gospel.
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