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The Israel of God (pt 13) “The Goodness, Gospel, Greatness and Glory of God (Romans 11:25-36)

-A Mighty Fortress
-Above All
-Speak O Lord
-Jesus Paid It All (communion)
-The Doxology

Isaiah 40:9-31

SERMON TEXT Romans 11:25-36
Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this way all Israel will be saved, as it is written, “The Deliverer will come from Zion, he will banish ungodliness from Jacob”; “and this will be my covenant with them when I take away their sins.”

As regards the gospel, they are enemies for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. For just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways! “For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who has been his counselor?” “Or who has given a gift to him that he might be repaid?”

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.

“The Goodness, Gospel,
Greatness and Glory of God”
Romans 11:25-36

1. The Goodness of God (Romans 11:25-27)
2 Cor 3:14; Luke 21:24;
Isaiah 59:20-21, 9:27
Hebrews 8:8-12

2. The Gospel of God (Romans 11:28-32)
Roms 9:5; Deut 7:8, 10:15;
Col 1:17, 3:7; Titus 3:3;
Romans 3:9, 19-20

3. The Greatness of God (Romans 11:33-35)
Col 2:2-3; Isaiah 40:12-14;
1 Cor 2:16; Job 36:22-23;
Psalm 32:8; Heb 4:12-16
Job 41:11

4. The Glory of God (Romans 11:36)
1 Cor 8:6; Col 1:16;
Eph 3:20-21; Romans 16:25-27;
1 Tim 1:17; Jude 1:24-25;
Rev 1:6, 5:13

Believers bring glory to God:*
by accepting one another as Christ accepted them (Rom 15:7); by praising God ‘with one heart and mouth’ (Rom 15:6); by praising God for his mercy (Rom 15:9); by sexual purity (1 Cor 6: 20); by abstaining from even lawful actions that will bring offense to others (1 Cor 10:31-33); by giving thanks to God for his blessings (2 Cor 4:15); by contributing to fellow believers in need (2 Cor 8:19); by praising God for the generosity of his people (2 Cor 9: 13); by being ‘filled with the fruit of righteousness’ (Phil 1:11); by praising God for Paul’s salvation from persecuting the churches (Gal 1:24); and by confessing that Jesus Christ is Lord (Phil 2:11).

*(Adapted from Paul’s Letter to the Romans – Pillar N.T. Commentary by Colin G. Kruse)