Nine Privileges for Israel and Three Implications

Nine Privileges for Israel and Three Implications

Pastor John lists nine privileges of Israel that Paul describes in Romans 9:4-5, followed by three implications of what they mean for us now:

Nine Privileges

  1. They are Israelites
  2. and to them belong the adoption
  3. the glory
  4. the covenants
  5. the giving of the law
  6. the worship
  7. To them belong the patriarchs
  8. and the promises
  9. and from their race, according to the flesh, is the Christ who is God over all, blessed forever. Amen.

Three Implications

  1. These privileges belong fully and savingly to an elect remnant of Israel now.
  2. These privileges will belong fully and savingly to all ethnic Israel at some future time.
  3. These privileges belong to all Gentiles who trust Christ and are grafted into the true Israel by faith.

Read or listen to the entire sermon, How Great Is the Honor of Israel?


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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.