Pastor Ronald & Carol Regular
HOW TO BE A ROMANS 12 CHRISTIAN
All Are To Be Living Sacrifices (I)010520
(1 Corinthians 3:16-18; 1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren,” This writing is the first in a series that is also a Bible Study. It is to challenge and edify us all in 2020. Throughout, there will be Scripture noted without its text. This will be your challenge. The research of it will bring the edification. (Should you lose your Church Bulletin, a weekly update will be on the RCCC website.)
However, since this is the INTRODUCTION, I will digress and give you, hidden in chapter 11, why the, “Therefore” is there. (Emboldened text helps to edify.) To what is Paul drawing our/their attention?
Romans 11th Chapter
1I say then, Hath God cast away his people? God forbid. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew. 7What then? Israel hath not obtained that which he seeketh for; but the election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded 8(According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day. 11I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God forbid: but rather through their fall salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy. 12Now if the fall of them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles; how much more their fulness? 13For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 25For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in. 26And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob: 27For this is my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.(12:1) “I beseech you therefore, brethren,”