THE GOSPEL IS AVAILABLE TO THE SEEKING HEART WHO IS SEEKING THE TRUTH
ROMANS 10:16-21 – 11 -24 2013
Charles e Whisnant, Elder/Pastor/Teacher
1A THE MOST BLESSED NATION IN THE WORLD: ISRAEL
2A GOD CHOSE ISRAEL FOR THREE REASONS
1B To witness to the unity of God: Deut. 6:4
2B To preserve and transmit the scripture: Romans 3:2
3B To be the channel for the Messiah
3A ISRAEL’S REJECTION AND FAILURE TO BELIEVE RESULTED IN
1B Being scattered
2B Being blinded
3B Being persecuted
4A THE QUESTION IS WHY:
1B The rejected Christ: Why?
1C They loved their sin more than righteousness.
2D They had always been that way from Moses.
3C Self-imposed ignorance:
1D Of God Himself: 10:3
2D Of The provision of Christ made for salvation: 10:4
3D Of the importance of faith in Christ: 10:5-10
4D Of the scope of this great salvation: 10:11-18
1E Salvation was for “whosoever” : 10:11. Joel 2:32 and Isaiah 28:16
2E Salvation: there was no difference between Jews and Gentiles: Jonah
3E How to get the message out to the world: 10:14
4E The Gospel story: Beautiful feet: 10:15
5E Not all have obeyed the Gospel!!!! 10:16
1F There is a choice on our part! In other words you can’t say you are just saved because God made everyone saved and He is sovereign, you must make the choice to obey.
2F The element of obedience and submission to Christ. Acts 6:7, Romans 1:5; 2:8-9; 6:19; I Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 5:9
3F They are not all believing because they are not submitting: Isaiah 53:1; John 12:37-38; Acts 18:6
6E “So faith by Hearing” 10:17 “and hearing by the Word of Christ.”
1F Evangelism: Given for you to respond to the message you hear. But you must know what you believe, thus the message must be the truth
7E “Have they not heard” 10:18 Yes. Psalms 19:1-4
1F God has put His knowledge of Himself throughout the whole earth. It is available.
2F It is not that every person in the world has heard the fullness of the Gospel, but if there is a seeking heart there will be a message given to them. John 1:9, Matthew 24:14; Colossians 1:6.
LET’S SUM UP ROMANS 10:11-18
Paul is saying this: The gospel is not just for another local sect, nor just another Roman cult. The Gospel is the good news which God has sent all over the world.
5D ISRAEL DID NOT BELIEVE THE PREDICTION OF SCRIPTURE
1F Did Israel know that the message was for the whole world? 10:19
1E Moses said in Deuteronomy 32:21
2E Isaiah 65:1 Romans 10:20
3E Isaiah 65:2 Romans 10:21