(1) Walk Thru The Word:   Romans 15: 813 (ESV)

Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy

Christ served the circumcised to show The truthfulness God’s promises So the Gentiles Also might glorify God for his mercy

8For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”

12And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”

13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

(2) Message map Rom. 15: 813

(The Book of Romans: Session 26)

God Gives Hope To Those Who Trust His Mercy”

  • Rom 15: 8 8Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, & confirm God promises to the patriarchs
  • The Circumcision are Those Who …
  • Are under the “if-Then” Consequences of the Law, which none can keep, so you were destined for the “Then’s” Paul, especially would have known this being a pharisee
  • Philippians 3: 4-6 4though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of
  • Rom 15: 9-11 9As Gentiles We glorify God for his mercy & Magnify His Name with praise
  • Rom 15: 12 12The root of Jesse rules the Gentiles & Give Them hope.
  • Rom 15: 13 13 The Holy Spirit Reflects Gods Hope in The Believing Heart He Fills with Joy & Peace

HOPE, verb transitive To desire with expectation of good, with a belief that it may be obtained.

  1. A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.

A well-founded scriptural hope is, in our religion, the source of ineffable happiness

Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God. Psalms 43:5.

God brought the ultimate hope into the world thru the promises He gives His people.

(3) Rom 15: 8

1a) Rom 15: 8 Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, & confirm God promises to the patriarchs

Christ became a servant (an attendant who executes the commands of another) to the circumcised (Jews who were given the Mosaic rite) to show God’s truthfulness  (what   universally real in the divine moral and the physical spheres, in any matter under consideration, and which is revealed to man, in straightforwardness, [without any fine print]). 

  • The Circumcision are Those Who …
  • Are under the “if-Then” Consequences of the Law, which none can keep, so you were destined for the “Then’s” Paul, especially would have known this being a pharisee
  • Philippians 3: 4-6 4though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 6as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to righteousness under the law, faultless.…
  • Were supposed to understand that keeping the ceremonial laws was an act of faith that pointed to how God would provide a solution to our sin by sending Christ. (Hebrews 4:2)
  • Hebrews 4:2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.
  • The Tenents of the Christian Faith are: 1) He was born of a virgin 2) would live a sinless life 3) would die a substitutionary death 4) would bodily resurrect and 5) be seats at the right hand of God

God’s “truth, as taught in the Christian religion, involves

  • respecting God and
  • the execution of his purposes through Christ, and
  • respecting the duties of man,”
  • God’s truth is presented in opposition to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the added inventions non-Mosaic rules the Jewish PARC/PARE provided, and
  • in opposition to the corrupt non-Biblical opinions, counsels and precepts of false teachers among cults and sects that call themselves Christians

(4) Rom 15: 8

1b) Rom 15: 8 8God’s promises to the patriarchs also confirms His truthfulness to the Gentiles

in order to confirm (establish how fully reliable are) the promises (announcements of what is officially sanctioned and fitting) given to the patriarchs, (the male ancestors who were the original receivers of God’s promises through whom He worked to implement and manifest them into the world., )

God only has one plan of salvation, which is “Salvation by Grace: Rom 4:9-12  …9Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. 10How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, 12and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

  • Are under the “if-Then” Consequences of the Law, which none can keep, so you were destined for the “Then’s” Paul, especially would have known this being a pharisee
  • Philippians 3: 4-6 4though I myself could have such confidence. If anyone else thinks he has grounds for confidence in the flesh, I have more: 5circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin; a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the Law, a Pharisee; 6as to zeal, persecuting the church; as to righteousness under the law, faultless.…
  • Were supposed to understand that keeping the ceremonial laws was an act of faith that pointed to how God would provide a solution to our sin by sending Christ. (Hebrews 4:2)
  • Hebrews 4:2 For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.
  • The Tenents of the Christian Faith are: 1) He was born of a virgin 2) would live a sinless life 3) would die a substitutionary death 4) would bodily resurrect and 5) be seats at the right hand of God
  • Faith Gives Us Access to Grace! Romans 5:2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoiced in hope of the glory of God.  

(5) Rom 15: 9-11

Rom 15: 9-11 9Gentiles Participate in The Promises & glorify God for his mercy & Magnify His Name with praise

9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God (magnify and esteem His Name & extol God’s virtues and cause His esteem to rise in the eyes of others) for his mercy. (2 Corinthians 5:19 NLT — For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

We publicly esteem God for his mercy.

(GRACE = God’s Riches At Christ Expense.

  1. M-E-R-C-Y is God’s Manifested Exoneration by Repentance through Christ to You)
  2. M-E-R-C-Y is God’s Multiplied Exemption from Retribution by Christ to You)

We glorify God when we

  • 9 &11— praise Him among the Gentiles (publicly) (Psalm 117:1)
  • 9 sing of or to Him, using his name (publicly) (Psalm 18:49)
  • 10—And again it is said, “rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.” (implies in Church, Bible study etc…) (Deuteronomy 32:43)

Our Ministry of Reconciliation Requires Glorifying God’s Name

  • 2 Corinthians 5:18-20…18All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s trespasses against them. And He has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 21Therefore we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making His appeal through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ: Be reconciled to God.

Rom 15: 9- 11

9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”

(6) Rom 15: 12 12The root of Jesse rules the Gentiles & Give Them hope.

12And again Isaiah says, “The root (a descendent) of Jesse will come, even he who arises (rises from death / the dead) to rule ((hold an office to REIGN over them)) the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”  (actively wait for God to fulfill the purpose for which He in-births faith thru the power of His love.

Hope also is expectation, trust, confidence that what God has promised He will fulfill or bring to fruition.

(Heb 11:1 — ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.)

  • Isaiah 11:10 — NAS — On that day the root of Jesse will stand as a banner for the peoples. The nations will seek Him, and His place of rest will be glorious.
  • Isaiah 11:10 —ESV — In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.
  • Isaiah 11: 1-4 1Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2The Spirit of the LORD will rest on Him, The spirit of wisdom and understanding, The spirit of counsel and strength, The spirit of knowledge and the fear of the LORD. 3And He will delight in the fear of the LORD, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear; 4But with righteousness He will judge the poor, And decide with fairness for the afflicted of the earth; And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked.

Matthew 12:21 — And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.  God promised to the Patriarchs the rulership of the Messiah in Genesis 49:10 (NAS) — “The scepter (mark of ruling authority,) shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh (the Messiah / the one… Click To Tweet

God promised to the Patriarchs the rulership of the Messiah in Genesis 49:10 (NAS) — “The scepter (mark of ruling authority,) shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh (the Messiah / the one Who holds the Messianic title) comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples (meaning the people shall obey Him).”  

Keep in mind that when God gave these promises in the Old Testament and the New Testament, David either had not been born, and after his reign, there was no throne of David, nor Israel for that matter!

But sometime in the future – perhaps the near future, we will see Rev 5:5 & 22:16 in operation. It may unfold in front of our eyes. 

Revelation 5:5 — Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 22:16 — “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.”

(7) Rom 15: 13  God surgically implants hope in the circumcised heart

The circumcised heart Has God’s Hope! 

God’s goal is to circumcise our hearts (inner seat of man’s mind, will, heart, appetites, emotions, passions and moral character )(Deuteronomy  10:16, 30:6 & 8)

Deuteronomy 10:16 — Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.

Deuteronomy 30:6 & 8  — 6And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.   8And you will again obey the voice of the LORD and follow all His commandments I am giving you today.…

  • Jeremiah 4:4 — Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.”
  • Just as God supernaturally baptizes us into Christ to initiate us into discipleship, He also supernaturally performs circumcision of our hearts.
  • Romans 6:3 …3Or aren’t you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13… For by one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one
  • Colossians 2:11 — In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  • Romans 2:29 — But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.
  • Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. …
  • Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. …
  • Ephesians 2:11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in …
  • Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who …are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh …
  • 1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. … For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.
  • Galatians 5:11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. …
  • Titus 1:10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and
  • deception, especially those of the circumcision group.

The things God has us hope in or the kind of hope God gives us is the hope …

(7) Rom 15: 13

God surgically implants hope in the circumcised heart

The circumcised heart Has God’s Hope! 

God’s goal is to circumcise our hearts (inner seat of man’s mind, will, heart, appetites, emotions, passions and moral character )(Deuteronomy  10:16, 30:6 & 8)

  • Deuteronomy 10:16 — Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.
  • Deuteronomy 30:6 & 8 — 6And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.   8And you will again obey the voice of the LORD and follow all His commandments I am giving you today.…
  • Jeremiah 4:4 — Circumcise yourselves to the LORD; remove the foreskin of your hearts, O men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem; lest my wrath go forth like fire, and burn with none to quench it, because of the evil of your deeds.”
  • Just as God supernaturally baptizes us into Christ to initiate us into discipleship, He also supernaturally performs circumcision of our hearts.
  • Romans 6:3 …3Or aren’t you aware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
  • 1 Corinthians 12:13… For by one Spirit were we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one
  • Colossians 2:11 — In him also you were circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, by putting off the body of the flesh, by the circumcision of Christ,
  • Romans 2:29 — But a Jew is one inwardly, and circumcision is a matter of the heart, by the Spirit, not by the letter. His praise is not from man but from God.
  • Galatians 6:15 Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is the new creation. …
  • Galatians 5:6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. …
  • Ephesians 2:11 Therefore, remember that formerly you who are Gentiles by birth and called “uncircumcised” by those who call themselves “the circumcision” (which is done in …
  • Philippians 3:3 For it is we who are the circumcision, we who …are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh …
  • 1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing. … For neither circumcision counts for anything nor uncircumcision, but keeping the commandments of God.
  • Galatians 5:11 Brothers and sisters, if I am still preaching circumcision, why am I still being persecuted? In that case the offense of the cross has been abolished. …
  • Titus 1:10 For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and
  • deception, especially those of the circumcision group.

(8) Rom 15: 13

The Holy Spirit Reflects Gods Hope in The Believing Heart He Fills with Joy & Peace

13May the God of hope (Who fills us with the expectation of what is sure/certain) fill you with all joy (to participate in the blessedness which the Lord enjoys) and peace (peace of mind, a sense of wholeness, harmony, concord, a sys that all things are well-ordered and in place. To experience what it means to realize the Lord is leaning toward you.) in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound (overflow / exceed what is needed, be at hand in abundance) in hope.

  • Matthew 12:21 — In His name the nations will put their hope.” Because Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
    • Romans 8:23- 24 …we saved into the hope for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. —  23Not only that, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved;
    • Colossians 1:5 faith and love springs from the hope — “the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel.”
    • Titus 1:2 in the hope of eternal life, — “in the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time
    • Titus 2:13 We wait for the blessed hope–the appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ. — “while we wait for the blessed hope–the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:19 we hope in God for the perseverance of converts and each other as believers. — “For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you?
    • 1 Pet 1:22, our faith and hope are in God, Who raised Christ from the dead.
    • 1 John 3:3 — And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as Christ is pure.

(9) Let’s Pray that God ReAwakens, ReInvigorates & ReEstablish Us in Our Calls In Christ! 

Hope defined per Webster’s 1828 Dictionary  

HOPE, noun [Latin cupio.]

  1. A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

The hypocrite’s hope shall perish. Job 8:13.

He wish’ed, but not with hope–

Sweet hope! kind cheat!

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

  1. Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.

A well-founded scriptural hope is, in our religion, the source of ineffable happiness.

  1. That which gives hope; he or that which furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. The hope of Israel is the Messiah.

The Lord will be the hope of his people. Joel 3:16.

  1. An opinion or belief not amounting to certainty, but grounded on substantial evidence. The Christian indulges a hope that his sins are pardoned.

HOPE, verb intransitive

  1. To cherish a desire of food, with some expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.

HOPE for good success.

Be sober and hope to the end. 1 Peter 1:3.

HOPE humbly then, with trembling pinions soar.

  1. To place confidence in; to trust in with confident expectation of good.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God. Psalms 43:5.

HOPE, verb transitive To desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained. But as a transitive verb, it is seldom used, and the phrases in which it is so used are elliptical, for being understood.

Here’s the ultimate Christian – Messianic hope: 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Let’s Pray:

God grant us the faith to grow in the hope you provide to those who love and long for the appearing of your coming! 

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