Week 18 Romans 11

    Please listen again to the sermon of May 21, re-read Romans 11 and on your own, or better still, join with one of our small groups during the week and consider these questions, as together we dig deeper.

  1. Consider the changes that are happening in the early church, especially with the arrival of Gentiles (non Jews) How do you think that might change the early church? How might the two relate?
  2. What are three or four pieces of evidence that Paul gives to proved that God has not rejected the Jews? (vs. 1-6)
  3. How is it possible to so want to please God that you reject his love for you? Have you seen this happen?
  4. What does Paul mean when he says he seeks to make unbeliever “jealous” (vs 11-16) to possibly bring them to faith? How might this work?
  5. Would unbelievers be “jealous” of your life? Why or why not?
  6. Paul attempts to connect the story of the Prodigal Son (Luke 15) with this story of Jews and Gentile. Where do the two stories resonate? How are the two stories dissimilar?
  7. What is the mystery Paul now reveals? (vs. 22-25)
  8. Why do you think Paul breaks off into spontaneous worship at this point? What can we learn about our worship amidst the diversity we find, even here at KesPres? (vs. 33-36)


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