People Still Stumble Over Jesus

Romans 9:30-33 People Still Stumble Over Jesus Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:30a What should we say then? Since God in His own pleasure had saved Jews by grace in the past, Paul now asked a pertinent question. What is God’s plan resulting in right now;...

Don’t Abuse God’s Patience

Romans 9:23-29 Don’t Abuse God’s Patience Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:23a And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy… The Lord delights in mercy, not punishment. Wrath eventually comes, but arrives slowly. Mercy...

The Puzzle of God’s Love

Romans 9:17-18 The Puzzle of God’s Love Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:17a For the Scripture tells Pharaoh: I raised you up for this reason… Pharaoh, like Israel and their sin with the golden calf, served as an example for all time. Whereas the Israelites...

Do Not Blame God

Romans 9:19-22 Do Not Blame God Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:19 You will say to me, therefore, “Why then does He still find fault? For who can resist His will?” Paul now confronted an imaginary antagonist. A careless reading of Paul’s previous remarks...

Don’t Jump Without A Parachute

Romans 9:16 Don’t Jump Without A Parachute Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:16a (Holman) So then it does not depend on human will… “It” refers to salvation. This verse clearly states what is the foundation and beginning of a person’s conversion. Salvation is...

The Israelites

Romans 9:4a The Israelites Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall Romans 9:4a (Holman) They are Israelites,. . .They are descendants of Israel, a man who wrestled with God and had his name changed from Jacob to Israel. They are more commonly referred to as Jews, a name...