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If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
“We can never know who God is or even if he exists.” He has told us who he is and you know it is true by the way it pierces your heart.
Romans 10:5-13
Parables of guilt and grace from the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
Can you find the gospel in Genesis 3:20-24?
Genesis 3:20-24
“Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'” Have you done your homework?
Hosea 6:4-11
The book of Hebrews speaks of six foundational elements to faith in Christ. Do you know them?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
A believer knows, receives, follows and trusts Jesus.
Mark 8:27-38
Settle the gospel once and for all, so that you can begin to eternally explore its glory.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Why are God's rules not like a prison?
Galatians 3:23-26
Can you teach the foundations of faith in Jesus?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
If Jesus had not become weak, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
The one who brings us to the throne of God's grace himself sits on the same throne.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
We stay Christians when we keep coming to Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
With God's people / wandering alone / brought back by a brother / saved from Hell
James 5:19-20
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple. But you need to follow the directions!
James 5:13-18
Confidence in the shelter of God's Son is the condition for salvation.
Hebrews 3:1-4:13
How compassionate is God to show us his purposes! We are not at all in the dark as we await the King of Glory.
James 5:7-12
USE your money now for justice and mercy, lest the “security” of your savings become your refuge... and demise.
James 5:1-6
The Bible does not teach us to fast or stay up late for the purpose of seeking a special calling from God.
God's Special Callings
The I AM gives out grace and mercy on the basis of sovereign freedom alone.
Romans 9:14-18
Jesus: the sovereign, victorious Savior-King.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Open your eyes to the broadcast of God's glory in the lives of ALL those around you!
Romans 9:14-18
When we unjustly speak against others, we are acting like God. (And that's bad!)
James 4:11-12
Bible stories teach theology.
Romans 9:6-13
God's timing is not only perfect, it is revelatory.
Romans 9:6-13
How does a man/woman of faith responds to apparent contradictions in the Bible?
Romans 9:1-5
Do you know how to biblically recognize privilege in your life?
Romans 9:4-5
“But he gives more grace.” The sweetness of these words is beyond words.
James 4:1-10
Christians are those who love God. Christians are those who love one another. Christians are those who love the lost.
Romans 9:1-3
Fruitfulness lies at the center of what it means to be a Christian.
John 15:1-17
Those with true wisdom don't talk about it; they show it.
James 3:13-18
Would you “waste” your life with me?
Mark 14:3-9
God’s kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness; a reality that remains firm in the New Covenant.
Matthew 5:17-20
The danger in teaching is found in the fact that it employs a powerful area of our lives with which we all struggle.
James 3:1-5
“Whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
2 Peter 2:17-22
We are counted righteous by faith-revealing works, since only a faith that works counts for anything.
James 2:14-26
God forbid that the Church draw people the way politicians do.
2 Peter 2:17-22
What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?"
Mark 10:46-52
Jonah did not love mercy though he happily received it. He simply loved himself.
James 2:1-13
What does it actually mean to worship the Lord?
Psalm 130:1-5
Jesus' great disciples are those who are servants of all, because Jesus is the ultimate servant in the gospel.
Mark 10:35-45
"Better is the little that the righteous has"--it is enough to be abundant in generosity.
Psalms 37:25-26
If we gain a view of the day to come, we will lose the turmoil in our hearts today.
Psalms 37:12-13
Believers are living stones; non-believers trip over the keystone.
1 Peter 2:4-8
"The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord."
Psalms 37:39
The Lord declares to his Son, the once-dead-king, "Rise up, O God; judge the earth. For you shall inherit the nations!"
Psalms 82:1-8
We shall have no fear in stumbling if we are holding God's hand.
Psalms 37:23-24
Be dumbfounded for the glory of God!
Romans 8:31-39
Threats may in fact win the day, but not the third.
Romans 8:31-39
Hate everything that revolves around you. Willingly walk the road of suffering. Renounce all that you possess.
Luke 14:25-33
Jesus' disciples hate what revolves around them.
Luke 14:25-33
No one coerced Jesus to bear the cross on our behalf.
Mark 10:17-52
Beware of your tongue.
James 3:5-12
There are only two alternatives—either Jesus is not good because he is not God, or he is good and likewise he is God.
Mark 10:17-22
We were lowly in our sin; he became lowly to wash away that sin. He shall return in glory as our great God; we shall reflect that glory as those belonging to him.
Titus 2:11-15
Do you struggle with fear in evangelism? God's cure will surprise you.
Philippians 1:12-14
What is the purpose of prayer? Why ought we to ask God for things? One answer is that prayer is meant to prove me.
John 15:7-8
Take joy, O kings, in trembling before God by turning to his Son for refuge.
Psalms 2
God's love for us Romans 5:1-5 Justification, peace with God and access to grace come via  fait...
Faith and love because of hope
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Colossians 1:9-12
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 1:3-8
Outline of Colossians I.
Colossians summary
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Matthew 13:44
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Acts 7:2-53
Main point summary. Arc.
Acts 17:22-31
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1 Peter 2:1-3
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Daniel 4:1-37
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Daniel 4:1-37
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Mark 8:34-38
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Mark 8:34-38
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Romans 8:9-11
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Romans 8:9-11
Wed 9am discussion group.
1 John 4:7-12
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1 Timothy 6:17-19
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1 Corinthians 1:26-29
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Genesis 3:20-24
Central Idea Be warned that judgment is coming Benjamin (and Judah)! The Lord himself will rot you a...
Torn that You May Seek
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Hosea 5:8-15
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Let Us Return to the Lord!
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Hosea 6:1-3
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John 15:12-17
Main point [Jesus:] Love one another like I have loved you by setting my course to die for you as my...
Love one another like I love
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John 15:12-17
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John 14:25-31
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John 14:18-24
Main point Rejoice and believe since I have told you that I am going to the Father and leaving you my peace via the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice and Believe at What I Have Told You
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John 14:25-31
Main point [Jesus:] I will come to you and this is how--you will see me after death, find new life b...
How Jesus Comes to Us
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John 14:18-24
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John 14:15-17
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John 14:12-14
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John 14:1-7
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John 14:8-11
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Romans 1:8-17
Main point To those who love me , the Father will give the Spirit, who you know in knowing me.
The Spirit of truth coming...whom you know
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John 14:15-17
Main point You will do great works via prayer in my name [and so assure you hearts that you know God...
The middle purpose
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John 14:12-14
Main point Jesus: It is absurd to ask to see God after being with me, since seeing me is seeing the Father.
Dayenu to be with Jesus
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John 14:8-11
Main point summary. Discourse.
Acts 2:14-41
Bracket.
John 14:1-7
Main point Trust God by trusting me, for I am going to prepare for you to come and you know the way to God because you know me.
Trust God with peace, for you know me
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John 14:1-7
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Colossians 4:2-6
Holy, blameless and above reproach.
Colossians 1:22
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Colossians 3:18-4:1
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Colossians 3:5-17
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Colossians 3:1-4
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Colossians 2:16-23
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Romans 16:25-27
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Matthew 5:17-20
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Colossians 2:6-15
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Colossians 1:24-2:5
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Acts 1:1-11
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Colossians 1:21-23
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Colossians 1:9-20
דיאגרמה.
Colossians 1:3-8
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1 Corinthians 1:26-31
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Colossians 1:1-2
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John 12:44-50
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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Ephesians 2:1-10
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1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
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1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
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2 Timothy 2:7
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Romans 8:28
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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
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Hebrews 1:1-4
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1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
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1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
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1 Peter 1:17-19
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1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
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Ephesians 3:7-12
Shown to whom? "Everyone" Demonic rulers and authorities, and perhaps angelic rulers as well.
Displaying God's wisdom
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Romans 16:25-27
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1 Thessalonians 2:9-16
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John 1:1
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Galatians 5:22-23
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Romans 8:28
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John 14:1
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Ephesians 2:4-7
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James 1:19-20
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John 3:31
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1 John 1:9
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1 Peter 1:13
מושא משנה.
John 14:26
קולוסים א22.
Colossians 1:22
רומים ה1-2.
Romans 5:1-2
יוחנן א1.
John 1:1
יוחנן ג16.
John 3:16
מפה של רכיבי דיאגרמה.
Genesis 1:1
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Romans 1:16-17
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1 John 3:1-3
Your Plans and the Will of God Definitions Revealed will of God = What God clearly reveals to us fro...
התוכניות שלך ורצון האלוהים
Creation God works (i.
עבודה - A biblical theology of work
Diagram.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Diagram (with Seth).
Ephesians 1:3-14
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Ephesians 1:1-2
Two People That Do Not Exist There is a single, surprisingly simple biblical truth that answers two ...
United to Jesus, let us live to God
Main idea : United with Jesus in death and resurrection, let us present ourselves to God and righteousness.
Romans 6:1-14
Q:  What is the  "hope of glory" ? A: "Messiah in you" according to Col 1:27.
Romans 5:1-11
"because all sinned" (vs 12) - does this mean that all sinned in Adam or that all have sinned indivi...
Romans 5:12-100
Main Idea : Nothing of righteousness was gained by Abraham according to the flesh; therefore, t...
Romans 4:11-12
Exegetical Idea : John calls those born of God to aspire to LOVE -- something motivated and defined ...
1 John 4:7-12
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Because of Messiah's shocking love, work-out your salvation in joyful awe.
Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus doesn't "believe in you," but this is good news! Central Idea We do not need Jesus to "believe...
John 2:23-25
Why does the snake receive a specific curse being this book is not for him?! The reason, I think, is...
Genesis 3:14-19
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2 Peter 1:5-11
Vs 17 is the main point.
John 5:1-18
God is righteous!! And his heart and plan overflow to be a righteous, righteous-maker of sinners.
Romans 3:21-26
“Either this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” (John Bunyan)
Psalms 1
For the main points of the narrative, relating them in a Progression seemed to be most helpful.
Luke 2:8-20
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Three Ironies
Romans 9
Why is it that those who believe in predestination and those who believe in future promises for Israel are so often not the same people?
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Published September 5th, 2016; Updated September 5th, 2016
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Slow down and look closely, and you will be blown away by the ironies that emerge from Romans 9:6-13 . The first irony is found in the second Genesis example. Not all of Israel belongs to Israel but rather God chose Israel (i.e. Jacob) over Esau. Did you catch that? Paul is proving that not every ethnic descendant of Israel is really a part of God's people by reminding his readers that God chose Israel to be a father of his people. How does that work? It is like saying, “The fact that God chose David to be king and to have a dynasty proves that those from David's line have no more right to the throne than those not from David's line.” Huh? And while our heads are already spinning, we run into a second irony. In verses 12-13, Paul quotes from Genesis and Malachi speaking of Jacob and Esau in order to prove the fact that not all of the nation that comes from Jacob really counts. But Genesis and Malachi are actually speaking of nations and not the individuals in these quotations! “The younger” in Genesis 25:33 refers to the nation which descends from the younger twin (i.e. Jacob) and “Jacob” in Malachi 1:2-3 refers to the people of Israel. So once again Paul is arguing that the nation you come from ethnically doesn't matter, from passages which speak about God choosing particular nations made up of descendants of particular individuals. Is Paul proving his point, or disproving it?! For those who care about why God does what he does, and how God's actions express and reveal his character, Paul is most certainly proving his point. What we learn from both these ironies is simple. God did not do what he did with Isaac and Ishmael, Jacob and Esau as a one-time, “happenstance” thing. We learn who God is from these texts, and the principle by which his people is formed. Ishmael and Esau had just as much bloodline connection with Abraham as did Isaac and Jacob. But bloodline is not God's modus operandi . No, God fulfills his promises through his sovereign election. That's how he did it when forming his chosen people from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob, and that is how he does it today. The foundation for belonging to God is not your descent, but God's free choice. And this brings us to the final irony of note. This time, it is not an irony found in the passage, but one in history. Why is it that those who believe in individual predestination unto salvation and those who believe in future promises for a specially chosen nation are so often not the same people? I live in Israel where most of the Church believes what Paul will go on to explain in chapter 11—namely, that God yet has future promises for ethnic Israel, to turn them back en masse to himself. However, most believers here also reject the notion that the ultimate cause of one person believing over another is God's sovereign election. But how could the first possibly be true if the second is not? Or, for those who believe the opposite—who accept predestination unto salvation, but reject future promises to Israel—why would such choosing and special promises to a specific nation be strange in light of who God is as the Sovereign Chooser? God is sovereign over nations, with still future promises to Israel. And God is sovereign over individuals, as the ultimate originator of our faith. I, for one, believe both.
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God's word has not failed, for God's children are those chosen by him through his promise, not made his via good works or birthright.
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But it is not as though the word of God has failed.
Οὐχ οἷον δὲ ὅτι ἐκπέπτωκεν ὁ λόγος τοῦ θεοῦ.
[Even though Israel has truly been chosen and granted unspeakable advantage AND at the same time presently is corporately accursed and cut-off from Messiah] still God's promises and plan have not been thwarted or stifled in any way.
For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel,
οὐ γὰρ πάντες οἱ ἐξ Ἰσραὴλ οὗτοι Ἰσραήλ•
Because we must consider this critical truth: not all of ethnic Israel are true Israel
and ... o because they are his offspring ...of Abraham,
οὐδʼ ὅτι εἰσὶν σπέρμα Ἀβραὰμ
that is the fact that their blood heritage goes all the way back to Abraham
... not all are children ...
πάντες τέκνα,
does not therefore make them all true / spiritual / eternal children of Abraham.
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but p “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.”
ἀλλʼ• ἐν Ἰσαὰκ κληθήσεταί σοι σπέρμα.
Rather the offspring of Abraham, God's chosen, were counted through Isaac and not Ishmael.
This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God,
τοῦτʼ ἔστιν, οὐ τὰ τέκνα τῆς σαρκὸς ταῦτα τέκνα τοῦ θεοῦ
Therefore we can understand from this that being in the right family does not automatically put you into God's family
but q the children of the promise are counted as offspring.
ἀλλὰ τὰ τέκνα τῆς ἐπαγγελίας λογίζεται εἰς σπέρμα.
But rather God's children are those connected to him through God's promises
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For this is what the promise said:
ἐπαγγελίας γὰρ ὁ λόγος οὗτος•
Because , to bring it back to Isaac, you will recall this key promise :
r “About this time next year I will return,
κατὰ τὸν καιρὸν τοῦτον ἐλεύσομαι
“In roughly one year's time I, the Lord, will meet you once again
and Sarah shall have a son.”
καὶ ἔσται τῇ Σάρρᾳ υἱός.
and as a result of that encounter, Sarah will birth a son.”
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And not only so, but s also when Rebekah had conceived children by one man, our forefather Isaac,
Οὐ μόνον δέ, ἀλλὰ καὶ Ῥεβέκκα ἐξ ἑνὸς κοίτην ἔχουσα, Ἰσαὰκ τοῦ πατρὸς ἡμῶν•
And Genesis provides another vivid example of this same point: At the time when Rebekah conceived twins (that is, with one father—Isaac, who we just spoke of)
though they were not yet born
μήπω γὰρ γεννηθέντων
even though the twins were not even yet born
and had done nothing either good or bad—
μηδὲ πραξάντων τι ἀγαθὸν ἢ φαῦλον,
and therefore had no moral works to their credit or debt
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in order that God’s purpose of election might continue,
ἵνα ἡ κατʼ ἐκλογὴν πρόθεσις τοῦ θεοῦ μένῃ,
this timing being purposed to preserve the reality of God's predestination in choosing
not because of works
οὐκ ἐξ ἔργων
that is so that their being chosen (or not) would in no way rest upon their works
but because of t him who calls—
ἀλλʼ ἐκ τοῦ καλοῦντος,
but instead would rest solely on the One doing the choosing
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she was told,
ἐρρέθη αὐτῇ
[at that time] Rebekah was told by God :
u “The older will serve the younger.”
ὅτι ὁ μείζων δουλεύσει τῷ ἐλάσσονι,
“Contrary to custom and nature, the typically honored older of the twins will be subservient to the younger.”
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As it is written,
καθὼς γέγραπται•
This timing and pronouncement accord with Malachi 1:2-3 :
v “Jacob I loved,
τὸν Ἰακὼβ ἠγάπησα,
“I have chosen to plan and purchase grace for Jacob and in this way place my forgiving, eternal love upon Jacob's line,
but Esau I hated.”
τὸν δὲ Ἠσαῦ ἐμίσησα.
but on the other hand I have not chosen Esau's line for grace and thus my righteous hate rests upon him/them.”
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Christopher Klein
"Why is it that those who believe in individual predestination unto salvation and those who believe in future promises for a specially chosen nation are so often not the same people?"  This is a great question and one that I have asked myself.  I'm surprised this has not generated more questions and comments. 

I'm not sure if this was meant to be a rhetorical question, but in any case, I might just say two things: 1) Theologically speaking, I think the church has forgotten that we are the wild branches, not the natural branches, and God is able to break us off and graft Israel back into their own olive tree.  Hence, Paul will go on to warn the Gentile church about this very thing!  2) Practically speaking, I think the early church fathers over-emphasized the concept of the church being the new Israel of God.  This carried over into the theology of the reformers, and into reformed theologians of today.  Nobody wants to admit Calvin and most of the other reformers were wrong about this.
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