NEVER FORGOTTEN I ask, then, has God rejected his people?  By no means!  For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin.  Romans 11:1          Even though God took His love and grace to people outside of Israel, does that mean that His grace was closed to …

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PROOF OF TOTAL CONFIDENCE So faith comes from hearing and hearing through the Word of Christ.  Romans 10:17             Life-saving advice means that what was shared with me was so valuable that I couldn’t wait to go away and apply it.  I have complete confidence in it.             One of the meanings for faith, in …

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DEALING WITH PERSONAL FAILURE But they have not all obeyed the Gospel.  For Isaiah says, “Who has believed what they have heard from us?”  Romans 10:16             It’s easy to assume that Paul writes his epistles theoretically.  But I believe that in this, and in many other passages, he writes personally.  Perhaps this verse reveals …

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WHY IS THAT? But all did not obey the gospel.  For Isaiah says, Lord, who has believed our message?  Romans 10:15-16          When Isaiah laments about how few believe, he has spoken for God’s servants past and present.  Evidence for God is all around us.  Evidence for the life, death, and resurrection of Christ is …

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