Romans & Galatians
Azusa Pacific University
Dr. Kathryn Smith
March 19, 2002
I. The Stumbling Stone 9:30-33
A. Torah or Christ - Isaiah 28:16
B. Problem: can Paul preach the rejection of Israel in chapter 9 and the
opposite in 11:1?
C. Making Israel jealous (Rom 10:19; 11:11, 14)
is God who chooses
Israel nor the Gentiles can be arrogant (remember chapters 1-3)
II. What is God Planning?
A. 10:3 - What was "their own righteousness"?
setting right of the world will only be God-generated
[Christians] we will never set this world right on a macro-level by being a
B. 10:4 - "the telos [possible definition: goal, fulfillment, or end] or end of the law"
is the goal of the law by portraying the
heart of God
is the fulfillment of the law &
is the end of the law &
C. 10:14 - "but how are they to believe in one of whom they have never hear?"
circle back to the Gentile mission
message is inclusion, not exclusion