You Are Saved By A Righteousness That Is By Faith – In Romans 9:25-33 Paul explains why the Jews are on the outside and the Gentiles are now in. It was always the plan of God for it to be that way, but Paul also explains the responsibility that is on the Jews, and how their pursuit of righteousness was all wrong, while the Gentiles are saved by a righteousness that is by faith.
As A Vessel Of Mercy Christ Has Nothing But Compassion For You – In this third sermon on the subject of what it means to be a vessel of mercy, as outlined in Romans 9:23, Nathan Tarrant explains from Hebrews 5:1-2 how the Lord Jesus Christ, as our high priest, shows nothing but compassion for you in your weakness, including your times of sin. Not only is this a great comfort to us when we are struggling in life, but it is a wonderful assurance of the love Christ has for His own.
As A Vessel Of Mercy Christ Sympathises With Your Weaknesses – Romans 9:23 tells us that as vessels of mercy, those whom are saved receive the riches of His glory. In this message, we look at Hebrews 4:14-16 and see that part of the riches of His glory is the fact that in our weaknesses Christ has sympathy for us. This is an amazing realisation when you come to understand what that actually means.
As A Vessel Of Mercy You Receive The Full Love Of Christ: In Romans 9:23 Paul talks about how those saved are vessels of mercy, prepared beforehand. Nathan Tarrant explains how as vessels of mercy we receive the full love of Christ. Looking at Christ’s interaction with the disciples before and after His crucifixion and resurrection, Nathan shows us the love that Christ display constantly to those who are saved, are vessels of mercy.
We Are Saved To Experience The Riches Of His Glory – Looking at Romans 9:23, Pastor Nathan Tarrant explains what it means to be a vessel of mercy, that in being so, we come to experience the riches of God’s glory, which is the purpose of our salvation.
What It Means To Be A Vessel of Mercy – As we begin to look at Romans 9:23, Pastor Nathan Tarrant explains the importance of making sure we are vessels of mercy, that the great potter has placed his stamp upon us declaring us receivers of the mercy that comes from the Lord Jesus Christ. So, has God placed his mark upon you? Listen as it is explained how and why you should know.
How Are You Responding In The Potters Hands? – In Romans 9:21-23 Paul talks about how God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction. We know that the vessels have prepared themselves as well as be prepared by God. Paul then goes on to say that the vessels of mercy on the other hand, who will get to see His mercy,were prepared beforehand. Nathan Tarrant asks if those of us whom have been saved, have been prepared as vessels of mercy, how are we responding to the fact we have been created to display God’s glory? Do you, display God’s glory through the way you behave and act, or do you resist His glory through sins of omission?
Why God Must Show His Wrath – Romans 9:22 tells us ‘What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,’ Nathan Tarrant explains why not only God must show His Wrath, otherwise we are worshipping a false God, but also why we should rejoice that God will show his wrath.
God Has The Right To Do Whatever He Chooses With Mankind – In Romans 9:19-21 the Apostle Paul begins to answer the objections that arise from the fact that God can show mercy to whomever he chooses and harden whomever he chooses, by explaining that if a molder can mold a piece of plastic how he wants, or a potter can mold the same lump of clay into whatever form he wants, then does not God have the right to do whatever he chooses with mankind? Listen as Nathan Tarrant explains these verses in detail.
God Will Harden Whomever He Chooses – In Romans 9:17-18 Paul tells us as a follow on to God will have mercy on whomever He chooses, that He will harden whomever he chooses. This again confirms the freedom that God has to do whatever He wants for the glorifying of His name. Nathan Tarrant also explains in detail the various ways in which God hardens a person’s heart, the reasons why He does so and also why God can and does harden hearts to lead a person to repentance.