Category: Podcasts

  • 🎙️ Inheritance of the Birthright

    Dr. Anne Davis goes into detail on the importance of inheritance and the birthright in the Old Testament and that will show the deeper meaning in Paul’s message in Galatians 3:29. 00:22:43  

  • 🎙️ Is Romans 9-11 Anti-Semitic?

    For the past 2,000 years the writings of Paul have spawned conflicting theological interpretations. As for a reflection from the Jewish community, a rabbi recently shared with me this thought. “We never discuss Paul,” he explained. Why? Because Christians have tended to interpret Paul’s obscure words literally, which has led to anti-Semitic conclusions. I will […]

  • 🎙️ Is Paul Speaking to Believing or Unbelieving Jews?

    We can see that Paul is speaking to Jews in Romans 9-11, ”my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh, who are Israelites.” In all of chapters 9-11 there are only nine verses that deal with Gentiles (Rom 11:13-21). So, are these Jews believers in Christ? Many have concluded they are not Christians, so Paul […]

  • 🎙️ Did You Know Israel Has an Inheritance?

    You must resist the temptation to conclude that the Jews, whom Paul was addressing in Romans 9-11, “will not be saved.” All Jews are God’s people who have been born to an inheritance called the birthright, which bestows a leadership role. However, Paul cautions these Jews that unless they overcome the sin of pride, they […]

  • 🎙️ Remnant is the Theme of Romans 9-11

    After chastising the Jewish believers for their self-righteous behavior in Romans 9:1-5, Paul presents the theme of his discourse, which is God’s selection of a Remnant. What Paul was going to present next would fly in the face of comfortable and well-established Jewish traditions of that time. Paul was going to use halachic midrash to […]

  • 🎙️ Legal Midrash Uncovers a Mystery

    Paul presents the conclusion of his midrash as a premise that needs to be proven. “They are not all Israel who are from Israel” (Rom 9:6). Paul is continuing to address Jewish believers in Rome who are teaching their Christian brethren that circumcision and knowledge of the Law are required to participate in the household […]

  • 🎙️ How to Understand Paul’s Midrash in Romans 9

    The word midrash comes from the Hebrew דרשׁ (darash), which means to search diligently for something that is not in plain sight. A verse in Deuteronomy captures the essence of the mysterious nature of God and His Word. “You will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search [דרשׁ] for […]

  • 🎙️ Did God Really Hate Esau?

    When Paul cited from Malachi (“Jacob I loved but Esau I hated”) I have concluded that Paul was using the Hebrew sanae to mean “unloved.” God did not “hate” Esau in the sense of condemnation, but simply did not bestow His love upon Esau because of his unworthy behavior of selling his birthright. God does […]

  • 🎙️ Do You Know the Role of the Remnant?

    As we consider the future role of the Remnant, we find that the narrative portrays two mighty armies that are struggling for ultimate control and power. One represents the world, ruled by Satan, and the other is the army of God. Both are identified as a powerful remnant. We first meet the remnant of Satan […]

  • 🎙️ God Acts in Unrighteous Ways

    Paul’s presentation in Romans 9:14-18 becomes essential for us to comprehend because it offers an understanding about what God is doing and why. Paul explains with another halachic midrash by beginning with a startling premise that needs to be proven. He insists that God sometimes acts in unrighteous ways. “What shall we say then? There […]

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