The Abrahamic Promises

TEXTGen. 12:1-3

INTRODUCTION:

A.      PHYSICAL PHASE - "I will make of thee a great nation."

          1.       Many descendants[ a great people ] ( Gen. 15:1-5 ).

          2.       Certain lands, as a home territory( Gen. 15:18-21 ).

B.      SPIRITUAL PHASE - "In thee [thy seed,  Gen. 22:18]all nations of the earth

          blessed"( Gen. 26:4;  28:14 ).

C.      THE SPIRITUAL BLESSING IS IN CHRIST( Gal. 3:8;  13-16;  Acts 3:25 ).

I.      THE PHYSICAL PHASE.

A.      FULFILLMENT:

          1.       Joshua( Joshua 21:43-45 ).

          2.       Solomon( 1 Kings 4:21-24;  2 Chron 9:26;  Neh. 9:7-8 ).

B.      CONDITIONAL NATURE OF THE PHYSICAL PROMISE:

          1.       Spoken to Joshua( Joshua 23:14-16 ).

          2.       Solomon, and conditions( 1 Chron. 28:6-8"if" vs. 7,  "that" vs. 8 ).

C.      ISRAEL'S SINS, AND THE RESULTS:

          1.       Compromise with the enemy( Judges 1:21;  cf. Josh. 23:11-13 ).

          2.       Israel "broke the covenant" with God( Judges 2:1-4 ).

          3.       Lesson of the "Potter's Vessel"( Jer. 19 ).

II.     SPIRITUAL PHASE SURE IN CHRIST( Gal. 3:6-9, 13-14 ).

A.      BY WHOM JEWISH REMNANT REDEEMED( Isa. 1:9; 4:2-4; 11:10 ).

B.      BY WHOM GENTILES ALSO REDEEMED( 49:5-6;  56:6-8;  62:2;  65:18f. )

III.    A LOOK AT ROMANS 11.

A.      GOD CAST THEM NOT OFF, A REMNANT LEFT( vs. 1-5 ).

B.      A REMNANT ACCORDING TO GRACE( vs. 5-6 ). 

          1.       What is grace?

          2.       The remnant of Israel not in Israel, but of the elect( vs. 7 ).

          3.       Israel was hardened( vs. 7-10 ).

C.      WHAT DID THE HARDENING ACCOMPLISH?( vs. 11-16 ).

D.      WARNING TO THE BENEFICIARIES, THE GENTILES( vs. 17-21 ).

          1.       No cause for the Gentiles to glory( vs. 17-18 ).

          2.       Why were the Jews cut off?( vs. 19-20 ).  Unbelief!

          3.       The Gentiles can be cut off for the same reason( vs. 21 ).

E.      GRACE IS CONDITIONAL FOR JEW AND GENTILE ( vs. 22 ).

F.      GRACE CAN BE HAD AGAIN BY THE JEW( vs. 23-24 ).

CONCLUSION:

A.      GOD HAS MADE WONDERFUL PROMISES TO US( Gen. 12:3 )..

B.      THOSE PROMISES ARE CONDITIONAL.