I - A repetition of 9:1-4 â€“ Paul's heart for Israel
a)Paul's missionary heart to Israel 1
b)His motivation: empathy with their ignorant zeal
c)What was their zeal without knowledge? 3 For not
knowing about God's righteousness, and seeking to
establish their own, they did not subject themselves
to the righteousness of God.
d)Israel missed that: â€śChrist is the end of the law
for righteousnessâ€ť to the believer vs 4.
e)Christ is the goal, end result and fulfillment of
the Law for righteousness to the one who believes.
II - Israel Rejected The Righteousness of the Gospel
a)The Problem for the Jews: From Jared Reed
â€ś(1) The problem for the Jews is that the way of
righteousness that they have followed came from God
(2)How can there be another way to be righteous
other than as the Law prescribes?
(3)But Paul argues that they have misunderstood
(knowledge) and have acted incorrectly (action)â€ť
b)The parallel between Law & Gospel 5-8
â€˘Paul quotes Moses in Dt 30.
c)This was the Word of Faith Paul preached (along
with Moses) 9-13
â€˘Confess with your mouth
1.He is Lord
2.Raised from the dead â€“ cf 1:5
3.You shall be saved.
4.Faith lies in the heart
5.The mouth confession
a)Faith is publicly affirmed
b)Faith can be articulated.
â€˘The Scripture promise - v11
â€˘The grounds v12
â€˘The universal promise and offer of the gospel vs 13
CONCLUSION: Faith in Jesus is both objective and
subjective. What and who is Jesus to you?