The Passion of Salvation

July 15, 2018 Pastor: Bryan Glisson Series: Royal Invitation: Part 2- Grace

Scripture: Romans 9:1–9:5

Introduction:  If salvation is the greatest thing to ever happen to a believer in Christ, then why doesn’t that believer want to tell others about the greatest thing to ever happen to them? Better yet, it should greatly grieve the believer when they witness others who have not experienced the salvation they have experienced. Where is the passion to share our great salvation?


Context: The apostle Paul changes the conversation of the letter to explaining Israel’s rejection of God’s Son and how the church will now be His choice to receive His privileges and to reveal Him to the nations.  See Romans 9-11.

The Privileges of God’s People:              Israel:     The Church:                

  • A Special Name “Israelites”(Romans 9:4a)
  • A Sincere Relationship “Adoption”(Romans 9:4b)
  • A Spectacular Appearance“Glory”(Romans 9:4c)
  • A Stock of Agreements “Covenants”(Romans 9:4d)
  • A Shield of Commands “Law”(Romans 9:4e)
  • A Standard of Sacrifice “Service”(Romans 9:4f) (Ezekiel 33:6-8)
  • A Story of Blessings “Promises”(Romans 9:4g)
  • A Succession of Patriarchs “Fathers”(Romans 9:5a)
  • A Sacrifice of the Messiah “Christ”(Romans 9:5b)


The Privileges of God’s People:             Israel:                      The Church:

  • A Special Name “Israelites”(Romans 9:4a)        --Christian    (Acts 11:26)
  • A Sincere Relationship “Adoption”(Romans 9:4b)   --Child of God

            (Romans 8:15)

  • A Spectacular Appearance “Glory”(Romans 9:4c)           --HolySpirit

            (Acts 2:38)

            (Romans 5:5)

  • A Stock of Agreements “Covenants”(Romans 9:4d)   --Salvation

            (Acts 4:12)

            (1 Thessalonians 5:9)

            (Ephesians 1:13)

  • A Shield of Commands “Law”(Romans 9:4e)                 --Justified

            (Acts 13:39)

            (Romans 3:28)

  • A Standard of Sacrifice “Service”(Romans 9:4f)            --Worship

            (Acts 24:14)

            (Philippians 3:3)

  • A Story of Blessings “Promises”(Romans 9:4g)       --Inheritance

            (Colossians 3:24)

            (1 Peter 1:3-4)

  • A Succession of Patriarchs “Fathers”(Romans 9:5a)          --A Heritage
  • A Sacrifice of the Messiah “Christ”(Romans 9:5b)             --A Savior

              (2 Timothy 1:10)


The Passion of God’s Person

  • A Sorrowful Heart (Romans 9:1-2)   
  • A Sacrificial Heart  (Romans 9:3)


Application: Do you have compassion for those who are lost?  If yes, where does that compassion lead you?  Is the tragedy of Israel, your own personal tragedy?

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