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Romans 11:11-24 Bible Study: A Hope and a Warning warns the Gentiles of hardening their own hearts because God's salvation plan can be hindered just as the Jews discovered.
1. Who is it that stumbled (Romans 11:11)?
2. What is the difference between stumbling and falling (Romans 11:11)?
Stumbling is when _______________________________
Falling is when _________________________________
3. So then, did Israel ‘fall’ (Romans 11:11)?
4. How is it that pagans, called Gentiles, were given the opportunity to believe (Romans 11:11-12)?
5. What does the last phrase in verse 12 mean? Finish this statement:
If God was to use Israel’s sin and failures to bring blessings to the whole world,
He will ___________________________________when the Israelites obey.
6. What did Israel’s rejection of the Messiah bring to the world (Romans 11:15)?
7. Paul as the apostle to the Gentiles wanted his ministry to have an impact upon his fellow Israelites. How did he hope this might work out (Romans 11:13-14)?
8. What sign of hope for the Jewish nation do we have from Paul in Romans 10:15?
9. Simply share the meaning of this truth through the two illustrations in Romans 10:16.
10. Paul takes the later illustration of verse 16 and enlarges upon it. Write down both the literal meaning (Romans 11:17) and the spiritual meaning (Romans 11:17-18) of this illustration.
11. Who is Paul warning in verse 18?
12. What is the warning (Romans 11:18)?
13. Why is it that the Gentiles (the branches) might become prideful (Romans 11:19-21)?
14. List two attributes of God from verse 22.
15. Who does God treat severely (Romans 11:22)?
16. Who does God treat kindly (Romans 11:22)?
17. Is God able to treat kindly those He has dealt severely with (Romans 11:23-24)?
18. List at least two changes you desire to take place in your life because of these verses:
Bonus question on Romans 11:11-24
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