Cross My Heart Hope To Die Stick A Needle In My Eye

Romans 9:1-5

By Pastor Craig Phelps, November 05, 2022

Introduction: Last week we looked at the mission of God and His heart for the lost in John 3:16. This week, as we find ourselves back in Romans 9, we are going to see Paul’s heart for the lost.

4 who are Israelites, to whom pertain the adoption, the glory, the covenants, the giving of the law, the service of God, and the promises; 5 of whom are the fathers and from whom, according to the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, the eternally blessed God. Amen.

• Paul’s Subjects.

1 I tell the truth in Christ, I am not lying, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Spirit.

• Paul’s Statement.

2 that I have great sorrow and continual grief in my heart.

• Paul’s Sorrow.

3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for my brethren, my countrymen according to the flesh,

• Paul’s Sacrifice.

Discussion Questions:

  1. According to the pastor, what is the most important task that lay before us as a church? (Hint: it is critical for our survival)
  2. Who has God placed on your heart to reach with the Gospel?
  3. What obstacles are preventing you from reaching them?
  4. How might you overcome those obstacles?