The Journey Podcast

HOW BIG IS GOD'S FAMILY TREE?

May 27, 2018
The Journey Podcast
HOW BIG IS GOD'S FAMILY TREE?
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The Journey Podcast
HOW BIG IS GOD'S FAMILY TREE?
May 27, 2018
GREG TAYLOR
In today's podcast for The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ, first Mike Hornsby reads Romans 11 then Greg Taylor asks, "How big is God's family tree?" Who is included in this tree? Paul says all nations are included, and this would have been a controversial message for Paul, and Greg preaches in a way that is controversial for us today: if Gentiles are included, that means us, that means all nations, language groups, ethnicities, religions who by the mercy of God and through faith in the resurrected Lord Jesus are included. It's our job to love and God's job to know the outcomes.
Show Notes
In today's podcast for The Journey: A New Generation Church of Christ, first Mike Hornsby reads Romans 11 then Greg Taylor asks, "How big is God's family tree?" Who is included in this tree? Paul says all nations are included, and this would have been a controversial message for Paul, and Greg preaches in a way that is controversial for us today: if Gentiles are included, that means us, that means all nations, language groups, ethnicities, religions who by the mercy of God and through faith in the resurrected Lord Jesus are included. It's our job to love and God's job to know the outcomes.

This sermon is part 7 of a new series called, "When in Romans," and the title comes from a book by Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Greg Taylor draws from 30 years of reading Romans and studying with scholars like James Walters, Rick Oster, and researching in original Greek and the context of Rome, where he has visited twice and seen ancient ruins. Greg also draws from sources such as N.T. Wright and what some might call the new perspective on Paul, which is in brief form the understanding that Paul is writing as a Jew who is not trying to establish a new sect but trying to bring together Jews and Gentiles into one new Israel through faith in the resurrected Messiah Jesus.

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