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
So, this is the mid-quarter exam review. If our pastor could give us all a test he would. Not so he could give us a grade. But just so he can find out how much we have assimilated. Speaking of assimilation... if you have listened to the past 10 lectures, you have a problem. Because now... resistance in futile. But cerealy, we are glad you’ve stuck with us thus far.

Okay, get out your drool buckets because he’s going over Genesis 34... again. This is the Dinah Incident and we got here because of circumcision (our new favorite subject at beautiful downtown Cliffside). If you’re new... sorry. Before you run away screaming, just hear this guy out. I promise, you’ll learn amazing things about God here that you won’t learn anywhere else. Anyway, we got here because of Romans 2:25-29, where Paul brings up circumcision. And whenever there’s something like this in the Bible you should ask yourself, “Why is this here?” Why did Paul go from, telling the Jews that because of you the gentiles are blaspheming God, to circumcision? And Romans chapter 2 requires that you have a basic understanding of circumcision before you go to chapter 3. Just like you have to understand Habakkuk before you go past Romans 1:17. Now, pastor Chronister’s idea of a basic understanding, and your idea of a basic understanding, might not be the same.

We get into the mind verses the brain. It’s fun. It’s in Romans chapter 1. There are more hidden things in the Bible than you could ever imagine. Proverbs 25:2 says, “It is the Glory of God to conceal a thing; but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.” That’s what we do here.

By the way... that’s just the introduction.

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 11 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 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
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