Romans 10: Your Circumcision Merit Badge! And the reasons you do Not kill Gibeonites

Aug 8, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Habakkuk 2:4, Genesis 17:1-4, Genesis 17:26-27, 1 Timothy 2:14, Genesis 34, Joshua 9, 2 Samuel 21
Pastor starts by amusing us with his latest injuries and mishaps. But the constant question here at Cliffside is, “Where are we now?” Well... you just had do ask, didn’t ya. We’re having to leave Romans. I know... we just got started in Romans, but we ran smack dab into circumcision... the most popular topic in the entire Bible. Okay, maybe not. Anyway, we have to leave Romans to learn about circumcision. So, we’ve crashed into this... as you will when you are a serious student of Scripture. If you just go read through the Book of Romans and you think you’ve got it, you ain’t got it. Every book of the Bible is like that. The main theme in Romans is Habakkuk 2:4, The just shall live by faith. Go back and listen to the first 9 lectures to get that. But now we have to work on our circumcision merit badge. It’s a huge key. It reveals who God is.

Last week we touched on Genesis 17:1-4, where Abraham learned about circumcision, and we learn how it ties into Adam and Eve and we expand on that. Now we go to Genesis 34, the Dinah incident. He has done this before, but now he’s going to add some things into it. First really big question is, what is a Hivite? Now we’re in Joshua 9. Now you go to 2 Samuel 21 to learn about the Gibeonites... they are the Hivites. From here we learn some very important reasons why you never, ever kill Gibeonites.

Okay... if you aren’t excited to hear more about this by now... okay, you’re normal. But don’t you want to earn your merit badge? By now you can tell, I have no idea how to get you to want to hear this lecture. It’s like hitting your hand with a hammer because it feels so good when you stop. But listen anyway. You’ll learn stuff.

Notice: This is a very in-depth and fascinating study of The Book of Romans by our pastor Stephen A. Chronister. You’re listening to Lecture Number 10 in this series. Current and past audio lectures can be found at www.cliffside.org in the lower part of the Media page, and Podcasts are available on iTunes, Cliffside.PodBean.com, iHeart.com, and we’ve started uploading on Soundcloud. But hey... if you want to watch us live, we are on Facebook most every Sunday at around 4PM Alaska time, 5 Pacific, 6 Mountain, 7 Central, and 8PM Eastern time.

More From Romans Series (a work in progress)

Romans 1: Romans! Salvation By Grace! But there is so much here that no one ever talks about
Jun 6, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:20, Colossians 1:17, Romans 1:24-32, 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, Galatians 1:17-18
Romans 2: No Punishment For Sin? That is what people want, if they think they will cease to exist
Jun 13, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:28
Romans 3: Salvation is Grace, Faith and Christ! Paul warns us about churches that teach otherwise
Jun 20, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Galatians 1:6-10, Romans 4:4, Romans 11:5-8, Romans 16:17-18, Galatians 1:11-12, Romans 1:18-23
Romans 4: The Just Shall Live By Faith! It is an extraordinary statement by Paul... and Habakkuk
Jun 27, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4, Hebrews 11, Hebrews 10:38, Hebrews 13:25
Romans 5: Why God Waits. And God is not your organ grinder monkey
Jul 4, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, John 1:10, Romans 2:23-24, Habakkuk 2:4, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38, Genesis 15, Genesis 12, Revelation 13:8, Habakkuk 1:1-17, Habakkuk 2:1-4, Matthew 4, Matthew 26:36-46, Genesis 6
Romans 6: God Doesnt Know... Doesnt Care? This is what Habakkuk says with his questions
Jul 11, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Numbers 20:10-12, Exodus 17, Numbers 12:3, Exodus 33:11, Deuteronomy 34:10, Exodus 3:7-10, Exodus 4:10-13
Romans 7: Evil, Stupid, Clueless People! And we are not talking about _those people_... or are we
Jul 18, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11, Hebrews 10:38
Romans 8: Law And Circumcision? Raise your hand if you are a pastor and love to teach this!
Jul 25, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 2:11-29, Deuteronomy 28:45-49, Isaiah 52:5
Romans 9: Most Visitor Unfriendly Topic? Well.. if I told you, you would not want to stay and listen
Aug 1, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 2:25-29
Romans 11: Understanding Circumcision? Why? Because you cannot go past Romans 2 until you do.
Aug 15, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Genesis 34, Romans 2:25-29, Romans 1:17-18, Habakkuk 2:4, Revelation 3:16, Proverbs 1:22, Proverbs 25:2
Romans 12: This Is A Test! For the next 50 minutes this church will conduct a Romans test
Aug 22, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Habakkuk 2:4
Romans 13: Grading Tests... Answers. YES! Last week we got a test on Romans... no kidding.
Aug 29, 2010    Stephen A. Chronister    The Book of Romans! Scriptures: Romans 1:17, Luke 1:35, 1 Corinthians 1:22