We have been going through Paul’s letter to the Romans during our small group. Last night we were on the mountaintop of Romans 9. There is too much in that chapter to cover in one night, especially in a small group context. There are too many profound insights, questions, objections, and controversies. As expected, our conversation was difficult, nuanced, and head-scratching. So I thought I’d link to a John Piper’s series of sermons that go over many of the issues in depth.
The Absolute Sovereignty of God: What is Romans 9 About? (Romans 9:1-5)
My Anguish: My Kinsmen Are Accursed (Romans 9:1-5)
How Great is the Honor of Israel? (Romans 9:1-5)
God’s Word Stands: Not All Israel is Israel, pt. 1 (Romans 9:6-12)
God’s Word Stands: Not All Israel is Israel, pt. 2 (Romans 9:6-13)
Unconditional Election and the Invincible Purpose of God (Romans 9:6-13)
God’s Word Stands: Christ Came to Confirm It (Romans 9:5-13)
The Freedom and Justice of God in Unconditional Election (Romans 9:14–18)
The Fame of His Name and the Freedom of Mercy (Romans 9:14–18)
The Hardening of Pharaoh and the Hope of the World (Exodus 9:8–17)
How God Makes Known the Riches of His Glory to the Vessels of Mercy (Romans 9:19–23)
God’s Ultimate Purpose: Vessels of Mercy Knowing the Riches of His Glory (Romans 9:23–24)
The Gentiles Are Included (Romans 9:24–29)
The Gentiles Have Obtained Righteousness by Faith (Romans 9:30–33)
I hope you take the time to listen to them.