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Romans Study For Kids (Romans 11:17-24)

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The last post in this Romans Study For Kids we looked at Romans 11:7-16. Today we will be digging into Romans 11:17-24.

Romans 11:17-24

17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree,

18 do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you.

19 You will say then, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.”

20 Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear;

21 for if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either.

22 Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, God’s kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

23 And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again.

24 For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

Before we dig into our next section of Scripture, let’s watch this video on grafting.

 

Now as we dig into these next verses in Romans we will be able to use this grafting lesson to help us understand Romans 11:17-24

But first let’s take a look at what Jesus teaches us in the book of John. 

Read John 15:1-17 and use them to answer the questions below.

 

Who is the true vine?

__ __ __ __ __

 

Who is the vinedresser

the  __ __ __ __ __ __

 

What happens to the branches in the vine that do not bear fruit?

He  __ __ __ __ __   them   __ __ __ __

 

What happens to the branches that DO bear fruit?

He __ __ __ __ __ __ them

pruning

Who is the “He” that does all this to the branches?

__ __ __

 

Why does He prune the branches that bear fruit?

so that they will  __ __ __ __     __ __ __ __  fruit

 

Can the branch bear any fruit if it is not in the vine?

Yes           No         I don’t know

 

Can we bear fruit if we do not abide in Jesus?

Yes             No           I don’t know

 

Look at John 15:16. Who chooses who? Circle the correct answer.

you choose Jesus

Jesus chooses you

No one chooses it just happens

 

What does Jesus choose us to do? What does He appoint us to do?

to go and __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT….

We have been looking at God’s choice over and over in Romans 9-11 and we have also talked about what it means to bear fruit… and not just any fruit, but good fruit. 

Are you beginning to see how important it is to read the books of the Bible from the beginning of the book to the end? We would not begin a letter written to us from out mom or dad from the middle and we would not just read a couple of the words they wrote and not read the rest. 

The books in the Bible are letters that God has written us, so we should not do His letters to us that way either. We will never understand what He wants us to know if we do.

It’s okay to pick out favorite parts of the letter, I bet you do that with other letters too, but not until you have read the whole letter first. Read the whole letter first, then you just might be surprised by how many special and favorite parts you could have missed if you had not read the whole thing.

Now lets get back to Romans 11:17-24! 

Read Romans 11:17. First of all we need to figure out who is the natural branch and who is the wild olive. Draw a line connecting which one you think is which.

Jews (Israel)                                   wild olive

 

Gentiles                                   natural branch

 

When we look back at Romans 11:7-16 we can see that Paul is using the natural branches to describe Israel and the wild olive to describe the Gentiles. Circle which group you belong to.

Jew (Israel)        Gentiles        I don’t know

 

If you are of Jewish descendant and you are a Christian, then you are part of the remnant that we have been studying about… how cool is that!

Now if you are not of Jewish descent then you are a Gentile. Romans 11:17-24 is directed to Christians who were Gentiles. 

 

Read Romans 11:17 again what was broken off?

__ __ __ __  of the  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

What was grafted in to the rich root of the olive tree?

the __ __ __ __   __ __ __ __ __

 

Before we go any further, look up and read Revelation 22:16 and Romans 15:12. Who is the root?

__ __ __ __ __

 

How is the wild olive that is grafted in NOT to act toward the branches that were broken off?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

(To be arrogant means having or showing the insulting attitude of people who believe that they are better, smarter, or more important than other people)

 

Read Romans 11:18. Who supports who? Circle the correct answer.

you support the root          the root supports you

 

Read Romans 11:19-20. Why were the branches broken off?

their __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

How does the wild olive stand?

by __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 11:21-24. What will God do if they do not continue in unbelief but believe?

He will __ __ __ __ __ them in __ __ __ __ __

grafting

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Do you remember the video you watched at the beginning of this lesson? What did the gardener put around the branches he grafted in?

Look up and read 2 Corinthians 1:22 and Ephesians 1:13. How does what the gardner did in the video relate to what God does for us? 

That’s enough for today!

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 11:7-11)

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In the last Romans Study For Kids post we looked at Romans 11:1-6. Today we are digging into Romans 11:7-16.

Romans 11:7-16

What then? What Israel is seeking, it has not obtained, but those who were chosen obtained it, and the rest were hardened;

just as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor,
Eyes to see not and ears to hear not, Down to this very day.”

And David says, “Let their table become a snare and a trap, And a stumbling block and a retribution to them.

10 “Let their eyes be darkened to see not, And bend their backs forever.”

11 I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous.

12 Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be!

13 But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles. In as much then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry,

14 if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.

15 For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?

16 If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

 

Read Romans 11:7. This verse begins with a question. Paul asks “What then?” We then read “What Israel was seeking, it has not obtained…” 

Now what was Israel seeking? Look back and read Romans 9:31 and Romans 10:3 to answer this question.

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Who does Romans 11:7 say did receive it?

those who were __ __ __ __ __ __

Who chose them? Look back and read Romans 9:11 and Romans 11:5 to answer.

__ __ __

Read Romans 11:7 again. What happened to those who were not chosen?

they were __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Read Romans 11:8-10. How long ago did God tell us that this would happen. Who is mentioned in Romans 11:9?

__ __ __ __ __

Look up and read Deuteronomy 29:4, Isaiah 29:10, Psalm 69:22-23, and Matthew 13:13. How many times did God warn us about this?

never      once       twice     many

Who are some of the people He used to warn us? Circle all that apply.

President Obama    Moses    David    Isaiah   Oprah

Read Romans 11:11. Once again Paul asks a question, “they did not stumble so as to fall, did they?” How does Paul answer thus question?

__ __ __     __ __    __ __ __ __ __   __ __!

What came to the Gentiles because of the transgression of Israel?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Why did God allow salvation to come to the Gentiles in this way?

to make them (the Jews) __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Read a Romans 11:12 what comparison does Paul make concerning the transgression of the Jews and the salvation of the Gentiles?

their __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

is __ __ __ __ __ __ for the __ __ __ __ __

and their __ __ __ __ __ __ __  is __ __ __ __ __ __

for the Gentiles

Look back and read Romans 5:8-10. Do you see a similar comparison here in these verses?

Yes        No        I don’t know

Read Romans 11:13-14. Who is Paul specifically addressing in these verses?

the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

What ministry is Paul magnifying? Look up and read Acts 9:15 and Acts 22:21 to help you answer this question.

the ministry God gave him to __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Who is he wanting to move to jealousy by magnifying his ministry?

the __ __ __ __

Read Romans 11:15. What did Israel’s rejection of Jesus bring?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ of the world

What will their acceptance of Jesus be?

__ __ __ __ from the __ __ __ __

Look up and read John 3:16-17, Romans 3:19. Romans 5:10, 2 Corinthians 5:18. Who did God send Jesus to save? Circle all that apply.

the Jews

the Gentiles

You and Me

the World  

all who believe

Read Romans 11:16 and fill in the blanks to answer the questions below.

(1) if the __ __ __ __ __ piece of dough is __ __ __ __, the __ __ __ __ is __ __ __ __

(2) and if the __ __ __ __ is __ __ __ __,

the __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  are __ __ __

THINK ABOUT IT…

Do you have any play-doh or molding clay? Or if your mom has time you could mix up some cookie or biscuit dough to help illustrate what God is teaching us in the first part of Romans 11:16. 

Get the dough all ready and pinch a piece off. When you pinched it off did it change any?

Now mix it back into the dough. Can you tell where you removed it?

No you can’t. When we make cookies we begin with one dough and then we take from that dough an if that dough is good, then the cookies will be also.

Now let’s think about the second part of Romans 11:16.

Did you hear in the news about a man named Harvey Updike who poisoned the trees at Toomer’s Corner at Auburn University? 

Take a moment to look up this story. How did he poison the trees? Did he pour it on the branches? 

No, he poured it on the roots. 

Why? 

Because what ever happens to the roots effects the branches.

That’s enough for today. We will look at Romans 11:17-24 tomorrow.

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 11:1-6)

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Romans 11:1-6 is ready!

Romans 11:1-6

1 I say then, God has not rejected His people, has He? May it never be! For I too am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.

God has not rejected His people whom He foreknew. Or do you not know what the Scripture says in the passage about Elijah, how he pleads with God against Israel?

“Lord, they have killed Your prophets, they have torn down Your altars, and I alone am left, and they are seeking my life.”

But what is the divine response to him? “I have kept for Myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

In the same way then, there has also come to be at the present time a remnant according to God’s gracious choice.

But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace is no longer grace.

 

Read Romans 11:1. Once again we have a question.  What is the question?

God  __ __ __   __ __ __  rejected  __ __ __  people, has He?

 

How is this question answered?

__ __ __  it __ __ __ __ __  be!

 

What do we learn about Paul in Romans 11:1? Circle all that apply.

He is an Israelite

He likes hot dogs

He is a descendant of Abraham

He is from the tribe of Benjamin

His brother is a professional wrestler

 

Read Romans 11:2. What do you learn from the very first sentence in this verse? Has God rejected His people?

Yes             No           I Don’t Know

 

Read Romans 11:2-3. What question does Paul ask as he begins to explain his answer? Who does he ask us if we know about?

Moses           Elijah           Hercules            Columbus

 

Look up and read 1 Kings 19:14 and if you have time read 1 Kings 18:20-19:14 to get more of the story. Did Elijah think that there was anyone left in Israel who loved God?

Yes           No          I don’t know

 

Read Romans 11:4. How did Paul describe God’s answer to Elijah?

the  __ __ __ __ __ __  response

 

Do you know what divine mean? Grab a dictionary and look up what this word means in the English.

In the Greek this word is, chrématismos, and it is pronounced, khray-mat-is-mos‘. Try and say that out loud, khray-mat-is-mos’. 

Could you say it?

Do you know this is the only time this word is used in the whole Bible! That’s pretty cool to know.

 

Read Romans 11:4 again. 

Do you see how God’s answer to Elijah had to be a divine response? Is there any way that anyone on earth could have known how many people in Israel still loved God?

Yes           No         I don’t know

 

Who had kept these 7000 men from bowing the knee to Baal worship?

The king          Elijah        God        Doesn’t say

 

Who did God keep them for?

Elijah        The king        Their wives        Himself 

 

Read Romans 11:5. 

How does what God did during the days of Elijah compare to what He is doing today with the children of Israel? How does Paul begin Romans 11:5?

__ __   the   __ __ __ __   way

 

What does Paul say there is at this present time?

a  __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Do you know what a remnant is? A remnant is like a remainder. Do you know how to do a division problem with a remainder?

3divider

The 3 left over after the division problem above is the remainder… or remnant.

God has always left a remnant. If He had not protected and kept this remnant, no one would be saved. 

Look up and read Romans 3:9-12.

We have already studied this, but remember everything that Paul is writing is building up His case for Christ and proving that the righteous live by faith. So as we study through Romans, we need to remember what we have already learned.

How many people are righteous and seek after God?

some          few         all         none 

Let’s see God at work concerning His remnant. Look up and read Genesis 6:5-8. The word favor in this verse is the same word for grace. 

THINK ABOUT IT…

God had every right to destroy the whole earth, but He kept for Himself a remnant. He made a way for Noah to be saved, and really anyone who would believe and join Noah on the ark.

Just like in the math division problem above, God over and over in history has allowed something or someone to come into the world to cause a division. Noah was used to cause a division. Abraham was used to cause a division. Moses was used to cause a division. The Law of God is used to cause a division. Jesus came and He caused a division. He still causes them. Look up and read Matthew 10:34-36.

Now what is left over after a division is called the remainder… or the remnant. What makes something a remainder? Think…

The remainder is something that is left over, because it cannot be divided.

When we are united with Christ (remember Romans 6:5) we cannot be divided (look up and read John 17:20-23). 

 

Read Romans 11:5 again. How did this remnant of Israel come to be? 

according to __ __ __ ‘s  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ choice 

 

Read Romans 11:6. The remnant is God’s choice by His what?

__ __ __ __ __

 

What is the remnant NOT based on?

__ __ __ __ __

 

What would it mean if the remnant was based on works?

__ __ __ __ __  is no longer __ __ __ __ __

 

If being part of the remnant, or being saved, was based on our own works, could anyone ever be saved?

Yes            No          I don’t know

 

Whether we are Jew or Gentile… how are we saved? Look up and read Ephesians 2:8-9.

salvation is a __ __ __ __ of __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Paul begins Romans 11 by reminding us that he himself is a Jew. He is living proof that God has not forsaken the children of Israel. 

Do you know anyone who is of Jewish descent but believes the gospel and is a Christian?

They too are proof that God has not forsaken the Jewish people, but has kept for Himself a remnant, just like He did in the days of Elijah.

This enough for today. We will learn even more tomorrow!

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 10:16-21)

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With my Cross Guard kids at Shiloh we are already digging into Romans 11… so here is the handout for the rest of Romans 10. I am working on Romans 11:1-6 right now. Hopefully I will have it ready to post today 🙂

Today we are going to begin digging into Romans 10:16-21. Our focus today will be to take a close look at Romans 10:16-17.

Romans 10:16-21

However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?”

17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

18 But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; “Their voice has gone out into all the earth, And their words to the ends of the world.”

19 But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, “I will make you jealous by that which is not a nation, By a nation without understanding will I anger you.”

20 And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who did not seek Me, I became manifest to those who did not ask for Me.”

21 But as for Israel He says, “All the day long I have stretched out My hands to a disobedient and obstinate people.”

 

Read Romans 10:16. What did they all NOT do concerning the good news? Circle your answer.

listen to it       repeat it         heed it

 

Look up and read Revelation 1:3. Who does this verse say is blessed? Fill in the blanks to answer.

blessed is he who __ __ __ __ __

blessed are those who  __ __ __ __ __

and __ __ __ __ the things which are written

 

Now just look up and read the passages below:

–  James 2:14-24

–  1 Corinthians 15:1-2

  • Matthew 7:21-27

After reading these passages, does it do us any good to hear the Word if we do not heed (or do) the Word? Circle your answer.

Yes                   No

 

Read Romans 10:16 again. What question did Isaiah ask the Lord?

LORD, who has __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ our report?

 

Look up and read Isaiah 52:13 – 53:12. What report did Isaiah give? Who do you think he is talking about? Whose story do you think he is telling? Circle your answer

George Washington becoming President

Jesus coming to die on the cross

Isaiah warning Israel about the Babylonians

 

Read Romans 10:17. Where does this verse say faith comes from?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Look up and read Matthew 11:15, Mark 4:9, Luke 8:8, and Luke 14:35. What does Jesus say over and over again.

He who has __ __ __ __ to __ __ __ __,

let him __ __ __ __.

 

Read Romans 10:17 again. If faith comes from hearing, what is it we need to hear?

the  __ __ __ __  of  __ __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT… 

Romans 10:17 tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. The last part of this verse can also be read by the word concerning Christ. What is this word of Christ? What is it that we need to hear about Christ?

Look up and read the following verses out loud: 

John 1:29, John 3:16, John 3:36, John 6:40, John 11:25, and John 14:6. 

When you read these verses and when you hear these verses, do you believe what they say? 

Do you know that the word faith in the Greek is “pistis” and it means conviction of the truth of anything, belief.

So faith and belief are the same thing. To have faith in God we have to believe Him. 

Do you believe Him? 

How do you know that you believe Him?

What will we do if we believe what God says?

Why don’t you take a moment to look back at Romans 10:16. 

If we believe, we will heed. We might have to learn to heed, but if we really believe we will heed. That’s enough for today! Why not take a moment to talk to God about what you believe about Jesus.

*********************   If you are doing this study with your child stop here and begin the rest tomorrow. We want to give them time to process all they have just learned******************

Let’s begin today by reading Romans 10:10-17 again for review and context.

Now let’s move on and read Romans 10:18. What question is asked?

surely they have __ __ __ __ __ heard, have they?

 

Read Romans 10:18 again. How is this question answered? Had they heard?

Yes          No

 

Where had their voice gone?

into all the __ __ __ __ __

 

Where had their words gone?

to the ends of the __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 10:19. What question is asked?

surely Israel did  __ __ __  know, did they?

 

What did you read yesterday in Isaiah 53? What did you read about Abraham and David in Romans 4? Do you think Israel had heard?

Yes          No

 

Read Romans 10:19-20. What did God say that He was going to do because Israel would not believe Him?

make them __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Who would find God?

those who did not __ __ __ __ Him

those who did not __ __ __  for Him

 

Who do you think this nation, these people were that God was talking about? Circle your answer.

Indians      Giants       Gentiles      Smurfs

 

Read Romans 10:21. How long had God been trying to reach Israel?

__ __ __   the  __ __ __     __ __ __ __

 

How did God describe Israel in Romans 10:21?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

and  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Wow, Israel was just hard-headed and stubborn and would not listen. Now the question is… are you?

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 10:5-15)

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And we continue in Romans…

Romans 10:5-15

5 For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness.

But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’ (that is, to bring Christ down),

or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).”

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching,

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved;

10 for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation.

11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”

12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him;

13 for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

14 How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?

15 How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”

 

Read Romans 10:5. What did Moses write about the man who practices which is based on the law?

He shall __ __ __ __ by that righteousness

The word “live” in the Greek is “zao”, and the verb tense of this word in this verse is explaining to us that the person who chooses to obtain righteousness through the law, must be the one who decides to obey the law and they have to have always obeyed the law even when a baby and they have to obey it all the way into eternity. So do you know anyone who could do that?

 

Read Romans 10:6. What word does verse 6 begin with?

__ __ __

(There’s that important word again!)

 

Read Romans 10:6-7 again. How does the righteousness based on faith speak? 

Do not say in your heart, who will __ __ __ __ __ __ into heaven or who will __ __ __ __ __ __ __ into the abyss

 

Read Romans 10:8. What does righteousness based on faith say?

the __ __ __ __ is __ __ __ __ you, in your mouth and in your __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Can you take yourself to heaven? Can you raise yourself from the dead? Did you have to go to heaven to get God? Can you raise anyone from the grave? Could you stand before God and tell Him that He should save you according to how perfect you have been? 

Now think about it… who came to who? Did God come for you? Did He bring His Word and His salvation to you? How far do you have to go to be saved? What do you have to do?

How amazing is it that God made His gift of salvation so easy that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you are at… anyone who believes can be saved. God brings His Word to us. Take a moment and just close your eyes and think about the Scripture verses that you have in your heart. Say one of them now. It doesn’t matter which one. Just say one.

See, God’s word is near you… in your mouth and in your heart.

 

Look up and read Deuteronomy 30:10-17. What has God always wanted us to turn toward Him? Circle the answer.

hands        heart        feet         eyes         ears    

 

Read Romans 10:8. What is Paul preaching? Circle the correct answer.

Righteousness by the Law          Righteousness by faith

 

Read Romans 10:9. What must we do to be saved? 

What must we confess? 

__ __ __ __ __ as __ __ __ __

What must we believe?

God __ __ __ __ __ __ Him from the __ __ __ __

Where must we believe it?

in our __ __ __ __ __

The word “heart” in Romans 10:9 is “kardia” and it means the heart; mind, character, inner self, will, intention, center. This means you have to believe from the very center of who you are and with all that you are, every part of you believes in Jesus.

 

Read Romans 10:10 and draw a picture to complete the chart below.

With the  a person resulting in 
   

believes

 

righteousness

   

confesses

 

salvation

 

Read Romans 10:11. What does the Scripture say? If we believe in Jesus will we be disappointed?

Yes               No   

 

Read Romans 10:12 and answer the questions below.

Who is Jesus Lord over?

Jews          Gentiles           All

Who can call on Jesus to save them?

Jews            Gentiles          All

 

Read Romans 10:13. Let’s end today’s study by writing this verse out below. (If you can’t write say this verse three times today with your mom or dad.)

 

________________________________________________________________________________

 

There are four questions that Paul asks in Romans 10:14-15. Read Romans 10:14 and let’s look at the first question.

1) “How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed?”

According to what we learned in Romans 10:9-10 what do we believe with? Fill in the blanks with your answer or draw a picture of it below.

___ ___ ___ ___ ___
  

According to what we learned in Romans 10:10 what comes first? Circle the correct answer.

 mouth confesses         heart believes

 

2) “How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard?”

Look back at Romans 10:8. Is the word very far away from you? Circle the correct answer.

Yes, it is far away         No, it is near you

 

If people cannot believe with their heart if they have not heard, them who should we tell about Jesus? Circle the correct answer.

Everyone     Only people we like     No one

 

3)And how will they hear without a preacher?”

The word for “preacher” in the Greek is kérussó and it means to proclaim, to herald, to publish. 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Is it only the responsibility of your Preacher or Pastor to tell people about Jesus? If this word in the Greek means to proclaim, to herald, to publish… who can do this? Who can tell someone about Jesus? Who can write someone a letter about Jesus? 

Can you?

Should you?

Who can you write a letter to write now and tell about the good news, the gospel of Jesus Christ? 

Remember that it the power to save is in the gospel! It doesn’t matter how strong you are, how old you are, or how smart you are. Salvation is God’s business. 

So go ahead, write that letter or tell that person that God has put on your heart or in your path.

 

Now let’s look at that question 3 some more. 

And how will they hear without a preacher?”

How long do you think God has been proclaiming the good news? Let’s look at some cross-references to find out.

Look up and read:

Acts 8:26-39

Luke 24:13-35

Isaiah 52:6-10

Psalm 19:1-4

Genesis 3:15

Genesis 4:26

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

WOW! Can you believe that? God has been reaching out to us from the beginning! Even when Adam and Eve disobeyed, God gave them the good news, He would save them. People have been calling on the name of the Lord since the beginning. People have been proclaiming the good news since the beginning. In Psalm 19 we see that even when people cannot share the good news, the heavens declare it! Do you remember what you read in Romans 1:20? Go ahead and read it again 🙂

 

Let’s move on now to our next question. We find it in Romans 10:15.

 4)How will they preach unless they are sent?”

 

Do you think it matters who sends us?

Yes                No              I don’t know

 

Let’s look up and read Matthew 28:19-20. Fill in the blanks with who it is that has to send us.

___  ___  ___  ___  ___

 

Who sent the real prophets in the Old Testament? Look up and read Isaiah 6:8. Fill in the blanks below with your answer.

___ ___ ___

 

Look up and read Jeremiah 14:14. Now let me ask you again, does it matter who sends us?

Yes                No              I don’t know

 

Read Romans 10:15 again. What does God say about the feet of the people He sends to bring the good news?

they are  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Do you have beautiful feet? Why don’t you take your socks and shoes off and put one foot on this sheet of paper and trace it. Then color it beautiful while you ask God to show you who you can tell His good news to!

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 10:1-4)

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Now we move right into Romans 10…

Romans 10:1-4

1 Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation.

For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge.

For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God.

For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes.

 

Read Romans 10:1 and compare it to Romans 9:1-5 and then answer the questions below.

Do you believe Paul wants the people of Israel to be saved?

Yes           No

Does Paul appear to be mad at them because they did not believe?

Yes            No

 

Look up and read John 8:48-59, Luke 23:13-25, Acts 7:51-60. 

Do you think Paul had a reason to be mad at the Jewish people who did not believe?

Yes                No 

 

Look up and read Acts 8:1-3. Did you know that the Saul in this verse is the Paul who God is using to write the book of Romans? 

Yes                No

 

Look up and read Acts 9:1-22. What happened to Saul/Paul? Circle the right answer.

He kept killing people who believed in Jesus

He was saved and started proving Jesus was the Christ.

 

Read Romans 10:2. What did Paul know about the Jewish people?

they have a zeal for God, but  __ __ __  in accordance with  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

After reading these verses in Acts does it help you understand why Paul was able to not hate those who did not believe in Jesus yet? 

Yes                No

 

Read Romans 10:3 and answer the following questions. 

What did they not know about?

God’s  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

What did they do because they did not know?

they sought to establish their  __ __ __  righteousness

What did they not do?

subject  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  to the righteousness of __ __ __ 

 

Read Romans 10:4. Who is the end of the law of righteousness to everyone who believes?

__ __ __ __ __ __

 

Look back and read Romans 3:19-26 and Romans 7:7. Why did God give us the Law? 

Answer True or False (T or F).

 

_____    He was bored

 

_____    He wanted us to know we needed Jesus

 

_____    He wanted us to know we were sinners

 

_____    He thought we’d be good if we knew the rules

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Remember God gave us the Law to point us to Jesus. As we try to keep the Law we realize we can’t. As we learn about Jesus we realize that He was the only One who ever could keep the Law of God. He is the only One who has ever lived on this earth and fulfilled God’s Law and never sinned. 

It’s like Jesus stands at the finish line of a race and as we try to run it we trip and fall all over the law of God because we just can’t make it over the obstacles because of our own sin. 

When we realize that we cannot make our own selves righteousness and we call out to Jesus to save us, He does. He comes to us and picks us up and carries us to the finish line. 

As long as we are connected to Him we will finish the race! 

   

 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 9:30-33)

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Today we will look at Romans 9:30-33. 

 Romans 9:30-33

30 What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, attained righteousness, even the righteousness which is by faith;

31 but Israel, pursuing a law of righteousness, did not arrive at that law.

32 Why? Because they did not pursue it by faith, but as though it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone,

33 just as it is written, “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone of stumbling and a rock of offense, And he who believes in Him will not be disappointed.”

 

Read Romans 9:30. What type of sentence does Romans 9:30 begin with? Circle your answer.

a statement       a question      an exclamation

God uses the book of Romans to answer all of our questions considering salvation. Remember that from the beginning Paul speaks to us as a lawyer preparing his case in a courtroom. He has already proved our guilt before God. He has proved that our only hope for acquittal is faith in Jesus. In Romans 9-11 God uses Paul to teach us the scope of salvation. Who is God’s target for His mercy?

Look at the list below and write in the rifle scope who is God’s targets for His mercy.

Jews, Gentiles, Righteous, Sinners, Children of Flesh, Children of Promise, Those Who Trust in Jesus, Those Who Trust in the Law

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Go back and read Romans 9:30 again and answer the questions below. 

Did the Gentiles pursue righteousness? Circle your answer.

Yes         No

 

How did they attain righteousness if they did not pursue it? Fill in the blanks with your answer.

by  __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 9:31-32 and answer questions below.

Did Israel pursue righteousness? Circle your answer.

Yes          No

Did Israel attain to the law of righteousness? Circle your answer.

Yes          No

Why did Israel not attain the righteousness that they pursued?

because they did not pursue it by __ __ __ __ __ but as though it were by __ __ __ __ __

 

What have you already learned in Romans, are we saved by faith or by works?

__ __ __ __ __

What did Israel stumble over in their pursuit of righteousness?

the  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Have you ever been running in the yard or at the park racing after a goal? Maybe to be the first one to the swing set or the slide… and on the way you trip over something and wipe out all over the ground? 

Did stumbling over that something make you angry?

Why did it make you angry?

What if you looked down and saw that what you tripped over was your favorite ball or toy, and it was something that you had been looking for, for a very long time. Would you still be angry that it made you trip and lose the race to the slide?

Or would you be so excited that you finally had what you had been searching for? Would you then even call out to your friends to stop running and to come and see what you had found? 

I bet you would. 

Read Romans 9:33 and answer the questions below.

In this verse Paul is taking us back to Isaiah 8:14 and Isaiah 28:16. God had been warning Israel about this stumbling stone for hundreds of years. Yes He wanted them to trip all over Jesus, but He wanted them to trip to slow them down enough to realize they were about to miss the One that the Law and the Commands and all the Prophets spoke about and pointed to. 

What happens to those who believe in Him, the Stumbling Stone, the Rock of Offense?

will __ __ __  be  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Who is this stumbling stone and rock of offense?

__ __ __ __ __

 

tripping

                                                                                     

God wanted Israel to stop racing for their own righteousness. He wanted them to trip all over His Son and realize that this One they tripped over racing for righteousness was the only One who could give them the righteousness they were racing for. 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 9:19-29)

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The Romans study continues with Romans 9:19-29…

Romans 9:19-29

19 You will say to me then, “Why does He still find fault? For who resists His will?”

20 On the contrary, who are you,O man, who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, “Why did you make me like this,” will it?

21 Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?

22 What if God, although willing to demonstrate His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction?

23 And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,

24 even us, whom He also called, not from among Jews only, but also from among Gentiles.

25 As He says also in Hosea, “I will call those who were not My people, ‘My people,’ And her who was not beloved, ‘beloved.’”

26  “And it shall be that in the place where it was said to them, ‘you are not My people,’ There they shall be called sons of the living God.”

27 Isaiah cries out concerning Israel, “Though the number of the sons of Israel be like the sand of the sea, it is the remnant that will be saved;

28 for the Lord will execute His word on the earth, thoroughly and quickly.”

29 And just as Isaiah foretold, “Unless the Lord of Sabaoth had left to us a posterity, We would have become like Sodom, and would have resembled Gomorrah.”

 

Read Romans 9:19. Can you put this question in your own words? Write it out below.

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This question basically asks, “How can it be my fault if my heart is hard and I am not saved if it all depends on God?” It’s really a question that comes from a heart that says, “It’s not my fault, it’s God’s”

Look up and read Genesis 3:12. Who did Adam blame for his sin? (hint: he blamed 2 people)

the __ __ __ __ __    and   __ __ __

Whose fault was it really? Who was the one who knew the truth, love, and care of God but chose to listen to someone else? Circle your answer.

Adam        Eve         Serpent         God       The tree

 

Read Romans 9:20-21. How does the Spirit of God through the writings of Paul answer this question?  Fill in the blanks.

On the contrary,  __ __ __     __ __ __      __ __ __ , O man, who answers back  __ __     __ __ __ ?

Look up and read Genesis 1:1. Who created who? Answer True or False below (T or F)

______   God created man        _____   man created God

Look up and read Job 38:1-18 and Job 40:6-8. This is some of  God’s answer to the complaining that Job had done about God. As read these verse who do you discover is the only one who has a right to complain about anything, Job or God?

__ __ __

 

Read Romans 9:22-24. Answer the questions below.

Who does God endure with much patience?

vessels of  __ __ __ __ __

What are these vessels of wrath prepared for?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Why does God endure them?

to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of

__ __ __ __ __

When were the vessels of mercy prepared?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

Who are the vessels of mercy?

even us, whom He  __ __ __ __ __ __ , not from among Jews only, but also from among __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

The word “prepared” in Romans 9:22 is katartizó and it means to complete thoroughly. The verb tense of this word teaches us that these “vessels of wrath” already existed this way and are just left that way.  

Look up and read Romans 3:10-23. What is the condition of all of us?

there is none  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

__ __ __  have  __ __ __ __ __ __

Look up and read Romans 1:6, Romans 1:16, and 1 Corinthians 21-25. Who are “the called” or the “vessels of mercy”? Circle your answer.

those who do good things

those who are Jews

those who believe the gospel  

 

Read Romans 9:25-26. 

These verses are quotes from the Old Testament. Paul uses these quotes to show us that becoming a child of God has always been through believing God. He also shows us that from the beginning God always planned to offer His salvation to both Jew and Gentile. 

Look up and read Romans 8:9-17. How do we know if we are a child of God? 

we have the __ __ __ __ __ __ of God

Look up and read Ephesians 1:13. How do we get the Spirit of God?

We believe the  __ __ __ __ __ __  of salvation

 

Read Romans 9:27-29. 

These verses are also quotes from the Old Testament. Paul uses these verses to show the Jewish believers that God’s Word has not failed. God has fulfilled it and is still fulfilling it.

Look up and read Genesis 22:15-18. Did God keep this promise to Abraham? 

Yes               No 

Look up and read John 8:37-42. Is being a physical child (or descendant) of Abraham the same thing as being a child of God?

Yes               No

 

Read Romans 9:29 again. If God did not have mercy on us, Jew and Gentile alike, if He did not leave a remnant on this earth that loved Him, what would happen to every nation and people on this earth?

become like __ __ __ __ __,

and would resemble __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

You can read about Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 18-19, Deuteronomy 32, Isaiah 3, Jeremiah 23, Lamentations 4, all the way to Revelation 11. 

In Genesis, God utterly destroyed the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because their sin was so great. 

Our sin is so great that if God did not have mercy on us, none of us could be saved. He has every right to destroy all of us, but He doesn’t. 

He offers us grace. He keeps a remnant here on the earth to share the gospel with others. He also has not given up on the children of Israel. We will learn more about this as we continue in this section of our Romans study.

 

That’s enough for today! 

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 9:14-18)

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Our Romans Study For Kids continues…

Romans 9:14-18

 14 What shall we say then? There is no injustice with God, is there? May it never be! 

 15 For He says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” 

 16 So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy. 

 17 For the Scripture says to Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I raised you up, to demonstrate My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed throughout the whole earth.” 

 18 So then He has mercy on whom He desires, and He hardens whom He desires.

 

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Read Romans 9:14. How does this verse begin? Circle the correct answer.

with a question     with a statement      with a lie

 

Read Romans 9:14 again. How does Paul answer the question, “There is no injustice with God, is there?”

__ __ __      __ __      __ __ __ __ __    __ __ !

 

THINK ABOUT IT….

Can we ever say that God is not fair?  

 

Read Romans 9:15. What did God say to Moses? Fill in the blanks below to answer.

“I will have  __ __ __ __ __  on whom I have  __ __ __ __ __,  and I will have  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __  on whom I have __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __.”

 

Look up and read Deuteronomy 33:19 to see when God say this to Moses. Now read Deuteronomy 32:1 to see the context in which God says this to Moses. The children of Israel had not waited on Moses or God. They instead made a gold image of a calf and began to worship it. God could have destroyed the entire nation right then, but He didn’t. Instead He showed them mercy. They did not deserve it. They did not earn it, but God gave it anyway, because He had chosen them.

 

Read Romans 9:16. What does it depend on to be a child of the promise? (Romans 9:8) Circle the correct answer.

the man who wills        the man who runs        God who has mercy

 

Read Romans 9:17-18. Have you ever thought about how God demonstrated His power through a Pharaoh who did not serve Him or love Him?

Look up and read Exodus 7:8-13 and answer the following questions:

When Moses told Aaron to throw down his staff and God turned it into a serpent Pharaoh told his magicians to do the same thing. Were Pharaoh’s men able to turn their staffs into serpents? Circle your answer.

Yes              No

 

What happened to the serpents that were made by Pharaoh’s men? Circle your answer.

the magicians serpents slithered away

Aaron’s serpent ate the magicians serpents

the magicians serpents killed Aaron’s serpent

 

watch the video below now.

At the beginning of this video we hear Pharaoh’s magicians calling out names. These names are all names of some of the god’s that the Egyptians worshiped. The Egyptians worshiped many false gods. They even believed that Pharaoh was a god to be worshiped. The true God begins here with the staff of Aaron to begin to show Israel, Egypt, and all the surrounding nations that He is the One and Only True God.

 

Look up and read Exodus 7:14 – 10:10 and Exodus 12:29-30 to learn about all the plagues that God sent to Egypt.

Watch the video below now.

Each of these plagues represented the false gods that the Egyptians worshiped. God had specifically chosen these plagues and He was using the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart to show the children of Israel and all of Egypt that He alone was God. Through these plagues He was showing them that He was more powerful than any of the gods they worshiped.

 

Look up and read Exodus 14:5-31 to learn about the end of Pharaoh.

Watch the video below now. 

Do you remember that the Egyptians also worshiped Pharaoh as a god? So God used the hardness of Pharaoh’s heart and the splitting of the Red Sea to once again show that He alone was God. He showed His power and authority over all rulers, all gods, and over all creation, like the sky and the seas.

 

Look up and read Joshua 2:1-13 and answer the following questions. Circle your answers: 

Had other nations heard about what God had done in Egypt? 

Yes                    No

 

Go back and read Romans 9:17. Had God displayed His power throughout the whole earth?   

Yes                     No

 

THINK ABOUT IT….

If Pharaoh would have let the children of Israel go when Aaron’s staff was turned into a serpent and ate his magicians serpents do you think the whole earth would have heard about it?

They most likely would not. God raised Pharaoh up and used his hard heart to show the whole earth who the real God is. God also showed the world during this time that we did not have to be a child of Jacob, Isaac, or Abraham to become a child of His. 

Anyone who believed in Him and obeyed Him could be His. It is still the same today. Our salvation has always came through faith. Simply believing God and taking Him at His word. 

Rahab was not child of Jacob, Isaac, or Abraham but she was saved because she believed God. 

Look up and read Matthew 1:1-6. Whose name do you see listed as part of the family of Jesus? Rahab! That’s right.

Do you believe God? Are you a part of the family of Jesus? Remember it is believing the gospel that saves us all.

Romans Study For Kids (Romans 9:1-13)

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We continue in our Romans Study For Kids.

Today we will be beginning a new section in the book of Romans. We will be studying through Romans 9, Romans 10, and Romans 11. This section is called the Scope of Salvation. In this section we will be learning about God’s choice, man’s responsibility, and how God has not rejected Israel.

Let’s begin by digging into Romans 9!

 

Read Romans 9:1-2 and answer the following questions. 

Who is the “I” in this verse?

 

______________________

 

What is he telling?

 

__ __ __       __ __ __ __ __

 

How is he telling it?

 

in  __ __ __ __ __ __

 

in the  __ __ __ __     __ __ __ __ __ __

 

What does he say about himself?

 

I am not  __ __ __ __ __

 

I have great  __ __ __ __ __ __  and unceasing __ __ __ __ __ in my heart

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Does it sound like Paul is sad? Does it sound like he wants us to know that what he is sharing is true and that God is speaking through him? 

Let’s study further to see if we can find out why Paul is so sad.

 

Read Romans 9:3 and answer the questions below.

What does Paul wish?

That he himself was  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __,  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

from __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Why does he wish this?

for the sake of my  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __, my __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Look up and read 2 Corinthians 11:22 and Philippians 3:5. Who are Paul’s brethren and kinsmen? Circle the correct answer.

Greeks        Romans         Indians        Hebrews

 

Read Romans 9:4. What is another name for the Hebrews? 

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 9:4-5. What eight things do you learn about the Israelites?

 

1) to whom belongs the _______________________________

2) and the _______________________________

3) and the _______________________________

4) and the _______________________________

5) and the ________________________________

6) and the ________________________________

7) whose are the ________________________________

8) and from whom is the _______________________

 

Now let’s take some time to find out what these eight things you just listed from Romans 9:4-5 are all about. It is time for some cross-referencing so that we can let Scripture interpret (or explain) Scripture. You don’t have to write anything down. I just want you to look it up, read, and discover!

1) Look up and read Exodus 4:21-22 to find out when the Israelites received God’s adoption as sons.

2) Look up and read Exodus 40:34-35 to find out what glory the Israelites received.

3) Look up and read Genesis 17:1-7 to find out about the covenant.  

4) Look up and read Deuteronomy 5:1-22 to find out about the giving of the Law

5) Look up and read Exodus 25:8-9 , 1 Kings 6:1, and Hebrews 9:1 to learn about the temple. This was first the tabernacle, then Solomon built the house of the Lord.

6) Look up and read Genesis 12:1-3 to learn about the promises.

7) Look up and read Acts 3:13 to learn who the fathers were.

8) Look up and read Matthew 1:1-16 to learn how Jesus came from the Israelites.

 

WOW! That was an awesome time of study! Good job! How about taking a break now and just think about all that you just learned.

 

Read Romans 9:5. What three things do you learn about Christ in this verse?

1) He came from the Israelites according to the flesh (He was born a Jew)

2) He is  __ __ __ __   __ __ __  

3) He is  __ __ __    __ __ __ __ __ __ __  forever

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

If all that you learned by digging in to Romans 9:4-5 is true, then why is Paul so upset. What have his brethren, the Israelites, not believed? 

I hope you have said, the gospel

Remember that is what Paul has been teaching us about up to this point. Remember that the theme of the book of Romans is that the gospel is the power of salvation and that salvation is by faith, the righteous man shall live by faith (Romans 1:16-17). 

So now the question is, if all this that you learned about the Israelites is true, then has God’s Word and His promises failed?

Let’s keep studying to find out!

 

Read Romans 9:6. 

How does Paul answer the question we just asked?

But it is  __ __ __  as though the word of God has failed.

Has God’s Word failed? Circle the correct answer.

Yes                 No

 

Read Romans 9:6-7. How does Paul explain that God’s Word has not failed?

For they are  __ __ __  all  __ __ __ __ __ __  who are descended from

__ __ __ __ __ __  nor are they all  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ because they

are  Abraham’s  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Look up and read Genesis 22:15-19. We learn about two sons in this verse.  Circle the name of the son that God said was the son of the covenant and the son that was promised by God.

Ishmael             Isaac

 

Look up and read Galatians 3:6-9. In verse 7 who are the sons of Abraham?

those who are of  __ __ __ __ __

 

Now look back in our study to Romans 2:28-29 and let us remember what we have already leaned about who is a true Jew or Israelite.

he is a Jew who is one  __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 9:8. Who are the children of God? Circle the correct answer.

children of the flesh         children of the promise

 

Read Romans 9:9. What was the word of promise?

At this time I will come, and  __ __ __ __ __  will have a son

 

Read Romans 9:10. Who do you read about in this verse?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __     and     __ __ __ __ __

 

Read Romans 9:10-13. How many kids did Isaac and Rebekah have? Circle your answer.

1             3           5           2

 

Were they twins? Circle your answer.

Yes                No

 

Read Romans 9:10-13 again and decide whether the following statement are True or False. Fill in the blank with a T or F.

 

_______   Jacob did a better job of making God happy that is why God loved him more.

 

_______   Rebekah and Isaac got to pick the child they wanted God to bless.

 

_______  God said the older kid is always boss.

 

_______  God had chosen before the children were born who would be the child to carry the promise.

 

_______  The works of the children had nothing to do with God’s choice

 

Look up and read Matthew 1:2. Which of Isaac and Rebekah’s sons is in the family of Jesus?

 

____________________

 

Look up and read Galatians 3:16, 26-29. Who is the promised seed or son that allows us to be descendants of Abraham? Circle the correct answer.

Isaac           Ishmael           Jesus           Superman

 

Just to know, look up and read Genesis 3:15 to find out when this promise was first given.

 

THINK ABOUT IT…

Do you remember that we have already learned earlier in Romans that salvation comes from believing God. We learned that salvation has always been by faith. 

God made a promise right after the fall that He would send a seed to be our Savior. Since the garden He has chosen who would carry that seed from family to family until Jesus would come.

We can follow this all the way through the Bible. Below is just part of the trail:

Adam to Seth to Noah to Shem to Abraham to Isaac to Jacob to Judah to David to Jesus… 

God made a promise and He kept it. It didn’t matter how bad the men had messed up, when God called them they came, and God protected them because He was protecting the promise and the seed. 

Romans 9:11 assures us that God saves and keeps us saved according to His choice and His purpose and His promise. How important is it to you to know this about God when you have messed up? 

Isn’t it great to know that God keeps us saved in Jesus because He promised He would. 

That’s enough for today. We will look at Romans 9:14-18 next.