Audio Sermons

The Confirmation of God's Promises (Part 1)

Dr. Van Lees, 11/03/2012


How did God address the long-standing racial and ethnic tension that existed between the Jews and Gentiles, as the New Testament church began?

Romans 15:8-12

For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles,
and sing to your name.”

10 And again it is said,

“Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11 And again,

“Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles,
and let all the peoples extol him.”

12 And again Isaiah says,

“The root of Jesse will come,
even he who arises to rule the Gentiles;
in him will the Gentiles hope.” (ESV)

Part of the Exposition of Romans series, preached at a Radio Broadcast service.