The Potter ~ Romans 9:14-33

THE POTTER
Romans 9:14-33

I.  MERCY (vs. 14-20)

a. Is there unrighteousness with God? ___________________________ 
b. How is God’s sovereignty revealed in verse 15?  ________________ __________________________________________________________
c. Why does Paul say that God raised up Pharaoh? ________________ 
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d. What question does Paul allow (verse 19)  that gives additional insight? __________________________________________________
e. What is Paul’s response and how does that relate to God’s answer to Job 38:4, 40:2? ____________________________________________
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*Note Job’s response to God, Job 40:3-5 

II. HONOR AND DISHONOR  (vs. 21-29)

a. What is verse 21 saying? ____________________________________ 
b. How is God’s mercy revealed in verse 22-23? ___________________

______________________________________( see also 1 Tim 1:13-14) 
c. Who was God referring to in verses 25-26 as he spoke through Hosea? ____
________________________________________________________________
d. What do verses 27-28 say to the Jews who rely on their relation to

Abraham to save them? ________________________________________

________________
e.  God’s mercy is again revealed in verse 29.  How many would have survived

if God had not shown mercy? ___________________________


III. FAITH (vs. 30-33)

a. Answer Paul’s question in verse 30. __________________________
b. What caused many of the Jews to miss the mark? _______________
_________________________________________________________
c. Paul links faith and Christ in verse 33.  How was he a rock of offense 
and why is faith necessary? __________________________________
_______________________________________(Eph 2:8-9, Heb 11:6)
 
IV. Application:  This is a difficult passage to decipher and if taken alone

can lead to an improper understanding of God.  Why is important to interpret

this passage against all of Scripture? ____________________________________
__________________________________________(2 Peter 3:9, John 3:16)

 

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