"Now I Am Speaking To You Gentiles" (Romans 11)

Romans: The Greatest Letter Ever Written

One of our congregational goals in 2009 was to grow in our grasp of the gospel.   We will never outgrow our need for the gospel.   We will never exhaust the depths of the wonderful “good news” of Jesus Christ.   If Romans teaches us anything, surely it teaches us that.   There is a reason that the angels longed to look into the fulfillment of God’s amazing plan (1 Peter 1:10-12).   The more we learn, the more we should be moved to exclaim with Paul, “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!   How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Romans 11:33).

With Romans 11, we come to the end of Paul’s argument for salvation by grace versus the false attempts to earn salvation by perfect obedience or physical heritage.   This sermon encourages us to think about where Paul’s inspired revelation has taken us, and zeroes in specifically on his admonishment to Gentile Christians.   It is a message that all need to hear.

In 2010, Lord willing, we will periodically revisit the second, more practical portion of Romans (chapters 12-16).   As those sermons are presented, I’ll continue to add them to the list below.   In the meantime, my prayer is that something presented here will help you grow closer to the holy God and his glorious Son.   “For from him and through him and to him are all things.   To him be glory forever.   Amen.” (Romans 11:36)

  • 17 – Now I Am Speaking to You Gentiles
    (Romans 11:1-36 – 12.6.09 – outline | audio)

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The previous sermons in the “Greatest Letter Ever Written” series are:

  • 16 – What is the Foundation of Your Righteousness?
    (Romans 10:1-21 – 11.29.09 – outline | audio)
  • 15 – Who Am I to Answer Back to God?
    (Romans 9:1-33 – 11.22.09 – outline | audio)
  • 14 – We Are More Than Conquerors (2)
    (Romans 8:18-39 – 11.1.09 – outline | audio)
  • 13 – We Are More Than Conquerors (1)
    (Romans 8:1-17 – 10.25.09 – outline | audio)
  • 12 – The Civil War of the Inner Man
    (Romans 7:1-25 – 10.18.09 – outline | audio)
  • 11 – Dying to Sin and Living for Christ
    (Romans 6:1-23 – 10.11.09 – outline | audio)
  • 10 – Death From Adam, Life From Christ
    (Romans 5:12-21 – 10.4.09 – outline | audio)
  • 9 – The Chain Reaction of God-Glorifying Suffering
    (Romans 5:1-11 – 9.27.09 – outline | audio)
  • 8 – Faith That Will Count as Righteousness
    (Romans 4:1-25 – 9.20.09 – outline | audio)
  • 7 – Abraham: The Friend of God
    (Romans 4:1-8 – 9.13.09 – outline | audio)
  • 6 – God: The Just and the Justifier
    (Romans 3:1-31 – 9.6.09 – outline | audio)
  • 5 – How to Avoid God’s Wrath and Receive His Praise
    (Romans 2:11-29 – 8.30.09 – outline | audio)
  • 4 – Whatever You Do, Don’t Try to Fool God!
    (Romans 2:1-11 – 8.23.09 – outline | audio)
  • 3 – The Terrible Revelation of God’s Holy Wrath
    (Romans 1:18-32 – 8.16.09 – outline | audio)
  • 2 – The Difference Between Being Shamed and Ashamed
    (Romans 1:16-17 – 8.9.09 – outline | audio)
  • 1 – The Greeting of the Greatest Letter Ever Written
    (Romans 1:1-15 – 7.5.09 – outline | audio)

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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