Faith

The Shepherd’s Pursuit

God desires everyone to come to Him through Jesus Christ. Rahab did’nt know about the shepherd’s pursuit, but she followed her heart and was saved.

God’s Chosen People

Read Romans 11:11-32

Who are God’s “chosen” people as stated in verse 11?

God’s people are “the people of ____________.”

Who did God make salvation available to?

Gentile: A person of non-Jewish faith, or nationality.

The Tree And The Branches

Paul, the author, uses the analogy of a tree with branches that are ________  off.

Who do these branches represent? Verse 17a.

The branches that are “grafted” in are the ___________. Verse 17b.

Who does the tree represent?

What will happen to the branches that were “cut” off? Verse 23 – 24.

God Offers Salvation To All

This is a good example of God’s gracious plan to offer salvation to everyone! The Israelites, God’s chosen people, rejected God. (well, most of them but not all verse 17) So, God cut them off from his blessings. He then and still does offer salvation to all of the rest of mankind, or “Gentiles”.

Write out Romans 3:23 in your journal

Circle these phrases;

Everyone has sinned – We all fall short.

Underline these phrases;

Yet God – Through Jesus Christ – Freed us from sin.

How are we made right with God?

Pause and prayerfully thank the Lord for his wonderful Gift! That the shepherd’s pursuit is everlasting. No matter where we are or what we do!

Jesus Death And Resurrection

What happened when Jesus died and rose to life again? Romans 6:10-11

What are we to be now?

The Shepherd

Read Luke 15:3-7

What does Jesus (the shepherd) say about the lost sheep?

What does he do when one of his sheep is lost?

The Flock

Read Psalm 95:6-7

What are we called as his worshipers?

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I have wandered away like a lost sheep; come and find me, for I have not forgotten your commands. Psalm 119:176 write this in your journal too.

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.  Ephesians 2: 8-10

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