Pastor Joe Schloegel – An exposition of Romans 11:1-6 (incl. supplemental passages)
– A widely debated topic within the Christian community is that of whether Israel or the Church inherits God’s promises and covenants. While this subject is not something that is crucial in terms of our salvation, a correct understanding of how the Lord views Israel in light of the Church is crucial in forming a proper eschatology (or, doctrine of the end times). The apostle Paul himself had to deal questions on Israel’s relation to the Church even in his day, and he spent the eleventh chapter of Romans addressing these concerns.