Gene Cunningham - May 23, 2000

Living Sacrifice 15

God made promises to Israel -- Rom 11:1-6 asks has God's word failed? Paul was from the tribe of Benjamin: his point was that God hasn't rejected His people because he is an example of the remnant (Rom 11:1-2, Phi 3:3-8). "foreknew" in Rom 11:2 is first used in Acts 2:23; God chose Israel in eternity past because He foreknew His predetermined plan (in the sense of accomplishment of His plan) (Heb 13:8). God knew ahead of time and He sees it as accomplished (Rom 8:29, 1Pe 1:1-2, Rev 13:8, Rev 17:8). Elijah as example in intercession (Rom 11:2-3, 1Ki 19:14); God's reply is that He has kept a remnant for Himself (Rom 11:4-5). The remnant exists for God in His sovereignty will, but those who are in the remnant have responded to God -- "according to His election of grace" (Rom 11:5, Eph 2:8). "If by grace then no more of works" it can't be both (Rom 11:6).

Scripture References: Acts 2:23, Romans 11:4-5, Romans 11:2, Romans 11:2-3, Philippians 3:3-8, Revelation 17:8, Romans 11:1-2, Revelation 13:8, Romans 11:6, Romans 11:1-6, Romans 8:29, Ephesians 2:8, Hebrews 13:8, Romans 11:5

From Series: "Living Sacrifice (1995)"

Romans 12 and specifically Rom 12:1-2 is a pivot point between the doctrinal section and application of the book. This series methodically uses this passage to outline aspects or doctrines of the christian life -- God's provision and our prospect. Our lives can be acceptable to God if we progress on the path He intends. Living Sacrifice presents 12 doctrines: (1) redeeming time; (2) standing (positional truth); (3) self-presentation - availability; (4) approval; (5) service; (6) provision; (7) spiritual warfare; (8) conformity; (9) spiritual advance; (10) renewal; (11) divine guidance; (12) abundant life.

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