Study of Romans 10

Hosts: Pastor Christina Karanick and Jennifer Sultzer
Study: Romans 10

From the Bible: Romans 10

‘Brethren, my heart’s desire and my prayer to God for them is for their salvation. For I testify about them that they have a zeal for God, but not in accordance with knowledge. For not knowing about God’s righteousness and seeking to establish their own, they did not subject themselves to the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. For Moses writes that the man who practices the righteousness which is based on law shall live by that righteousness. But the righteousness based on faith speaks as follows: “D o not say in your heart , ‘W ho will ascend into heaven ?’ (that is, to bring Christ down), or ‘W ho will descend into the abyss ?’ (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead).” But what does it say? “T he word is near you , in your mouth and in your heart ”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “W hoever believes in H im will not be disappointed .” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “W hoever will call on the name of the L ord will be saved .” How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “H ow beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things !” However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “L ord , who has believed our report ?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ. But I say, surely they have never heard, have they? Indeed they have; “T heir voice has gone out into all the earth , A nd their words to the ends of the world .” But I say, surely Israel did not know, did they? First Moses says, “I will make you jealous by that which is not a nation , B y a nation without understanding will I anger you .” And Isaiah is very bold and says, “I was found by those who did not seek M e , I became manifest to those who did not ask for M e .” But as for Israel He says, “A ll the day long I have stretched out M y hands to a disobedient and obstinate people .”’

Romans 10:1-21

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