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Romans 10:16-11:10 Bible Study: Rejected But Not Forsaken reveals God's plan to reach the Jews and all the nations with the gospel despite Israel's rejection.
1. What does the gospel (‘glad tidings’ in NASB; ‘message’ in NIV) literally mean (Romans 10:16)?
2. Did everyone believe the gospel who heard it (Romans 10:16)?
3. Copy the OT quote in verse 10:16 that gives evidence for this unbelief.
4. Where does faith come from (Romans 10:17)?
5. Is it because Israel had never heard the gospel that they did not believe in Christ (Romans 10:18)?
6. These two verses prove that Israel did hear but as a nation did not believe Christ (Romans 10:19-20)? What is it that God said He would do if Israel turned away from the truth?
7. Does God’s rejection of Israel mean He doesn’t care for them (Romans 10:21)?
8. God hasn’t totally rejected His people Israel. What example does Paul give us in 11:1?
9. Which Israelites He did not reject?
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10. What example does Paul give to prove that He has not rejected all Israelites (Romans 11:2-4)?
11. Paul described his own era as being (please circle one of the following)
a) the same, b) better than c) worse than the time of Elijah (Romans 11:5).
12. What are those chosen and reserved by God called in Romans 11:5?
13. Try to put in your own words the phrase “and if by grace, then it is no longer by works; if it were, grace would no longer be grace” (Romans 11:6)? Do your best!
14. Circle one of the two principles below that God uses in saving His people (Romans 11:7).
a) Those who work the hardest for Him are saved.
b) Those who had not really been seeking received salvation because they were chosen.
15. God uses the ‘hardening’ of hearts and minds as a means of judging people. Describe the various ways Paul describes this process or the results of this hardening (Romans 11:8-10).
16. List at least two changes you desire to take place in your life because of these verses:
Bonus question on Romans 10:16-11:10
Do the Jews have any excuses for not believing in Christ? Explain.
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