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From The Schoolmaster To The Savior:"Who are The Children of Promise?" #3

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From The Schoolmaster To The Savior"Who are The Children of Promise?" #3

 "What shall we say then? That Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness of faith; but Israel, pursuing the law of righteousness, has not attained to the law of righteousness. Why? Because they did not seek it by faith, but as it were, by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumbling stone. As it is written: "Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense, and whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.''  (Romans 9:30-33)

As we move into this 9th chapter of the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul, having perfectly illustrated the purpose of the law through the ages to this point, now turns his focus to addressing his "kinsman according to the flesh" and their obstinate response to the new dynamics of the changed dispensation with its new ELECT BODY, and its NEW COVENANT devoid of the Mosaic Law. As the ELECT BODY of the OLD COVENANT, they had served as God's vanguard of His Purpose to the world. They were now faced with the realization that their contribution was merely a single component in a greater Purpose, a Purpose that included them, but DID NOT revolve around them. As such they were reticent to adapt to this NEW DYNAMIC, attempting at every opportunity to turn the focus back towards them and the Law that gave them national identity. Join me as we submerge ourselves in God's Word so that we too may learn to comprehend that while we ARE God's Elect in this New Covenant, it is Him we are to serve, and His Purpose we are charged to carry out. You are invited to participate live during the broadcast by joining the online chat room, or by calling in at (607)203-5370. All questions after the broadcast should be directed to (614)388-8838 or to ryoung@arcstudies.org