July 19, 2018
How do I know that God’s turning away from Israel is only temporary and not permanent? In Romans 11, Paul demonstrated that God is not through with Israel.
July 18, 2018
Why is Israel today rejecting the gospel? Paul’s answer was this: “Israel’s rejection of Christ is temporary.” In Romans 11:1, Paul said, “God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be!” That word “rejected” refers to a permanent casting aside, a thrusting away of Israel. Paul was asking, “Has God forever cast away Israel?”
July 17, 2018
Why aren’t many Jews coming to Christ today? Some people say, “God rejected Israel because Israel rejected Christ.” In other words, Israel had a chance to accept Christ, but they rejected the Messiah.
July 16, 2018
In his book “The Knowledge of the Holy,” A. W. Tozer wrote, “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” Tozer was not saying that God is the sum of all our speculations about Him. He was saying that what you think about God determines how you relate to God.
July 13, 2018
This week, we talked about God’s responsibility in salvation, which is to elect. We talked about the unbeliever’s responsibility in salvation, which is to believe. But the believer also has a responsibility in salvation, and that is to proclaim the gospel.
July 12, 2018
What must an unbeliever do to exercise saving faith? First, he has to repent--to have a change of mind about how to be right before God. He has to quit relying on self-righteousness and rely instead on God’s righteousness, which is received by faith.
July 11, 2018
What does an unbeliever have to do to be saved? First, he has to repent. That is in the mind. But that is not enough. The second thing the unbeliever must do to be saved is believe.
July 10, 2018
What is the unbeliever’s responsibility in salvation? In Romans 9:30 through chapter 10, Paul said that the unbeliever’s responsibility in salvation is to believe. He said in Romans 10:1, referring to Israel, “My heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.”