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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

The Nation of Israel Now and Future Romans Eleven

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WHO IS ISRAEL? WHO ARE THE JEWS?
!A    INTRODUCTION:
2A    WHO IS ISRAEL
     1B    HOW IS A NATION DETERMINED?
     2B    HOW IS THE NATION OF ISRAEL DETERMINED?
     3B    DURING WHAT HISTORICAL SPAN IS ISRAEL FORMED?
         1C    WHEN  DID ISRAEL BEGIN TO TAKE FORM?
         2C    WHEN WILL ITS FORMATION CEASE?
             1D      Jews will be present on earth during the future Millennium:
                 2E    Will continue to form through the end of the Millennium.
3A    WHO ARE THE JEWS?
     1B    DEFINING "JEW"  "ISRAELITE"  John 4:9; 18:15; Acts 21:27-28; Philippians 3:5
         1C      Unbelieving Jews, Jesus disciples, and Jesus Himself
         2C    A Jew is a member of the nation of Israel and "the Jews" in its biblical sense             is identical to the nation of Israel
     2B    COULD A JEW FOREIT HIS JEWISH  IDENTIFY?
         1C    JEWS WHO LIVE OUTSIDE THE LAND: Acts 2:10
         2C    IDOLATROUS JEWS: Judges 8:33-34
     3B    "THE JEWS" AS USED BY JESUS AND HIS DISCIPLES
         1C    PASSAGES IN QUESTION:  John 2:18,20; 5:16,18; 11:55; 13:33
         2C    CLARIFICATIONS:  Jesus and disciples did not deny their Jewishness.
         3C    OTHER EVIDENCE AND USEAGE: Philippians 3:5; Galatians 2:11-13; John             11:31
     4B    WERE GENTILES WHO JOINED THEMSELVES TO Israel CALLED JEWS? Ruth.
     5B    WERE GENTILE CONVERTS TO JUDAISM CALLED JEWS?
         1C    Biblically, Gentiles who converted to Mosaic, Pharisaic or any other from of             Judaism were called proselytes.   Matthew 23:15. Acts 13:43, Acts 13:43; Acts             2:10 and 6:5.
         2C    A Gentile who had previously converted to Judaism and then became a             believer in Jesus was not called a Jew, but a proselyte: 
     6B    ESTHER 8:17
         1C    WHICH TRANSLATION IS BEST: 
4A    WHO ARE THE HEBREWS?   
     1B    Genesis 14:13; Genesis 39:14; Exodus 1:16, Jonah 1:9; Exodus 21:2, Acts 6:1
     2B    Only those in the covenant line of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob by natural descent are
5A    ISRAEL, JEWS, HEBREWS SUMMATION AND RAMIFICATIONS
     1B    BIBLICAL DEFINITIONS
         1C    Every man and woman who is a descendant of A, I, and J by male lineage is             an Israelite, a Jew and an Hebrew.
     2B    "I WAS BORN A JEW, AND I'LL DIE A JEW" ?
6A    WHAT IS THE BODY OF CHRIST OR MESSIAH?
     1B    INTRODUCTION
     2B    IDENTIFYING THE BODY OF CHRIST
         1C    THE BODY OF MESSIAH OR CHRIST: Colossians  1:18
         2C    THE BODY OF MESSIAH DIFFER FROM LOCAL CONGREGATIONS
             1D      Many congregations or churches but only one body of believers:                 Romans 7;4; I Corinthians 10:16; 12:27; Ephesians 4:4-6,12.
         3C    THE COMPOSITION OF THE BODY: I Corinthians 12:13
         4C    THE BODY IS A "NEW MAN": Ephesians 2:11-15
             1D    Believing Jews and Believing Gentiles have bee brought together.
         5C    THE BODY IS NEITHER ISRAEL NOR THE GENTILES: I Corinthians 10:32
         6C    HOW WERE THE GENTILES, WHO WERE EXCLUDED FROM THE                 COMMONWEALTH OF ISRAEL, BROUGHT NEAR   
7A    MEMBERS OF THE BODY RETAIN THEIR NATIONAL IDENTITES
     1B    The "New Man" is distinct from Isreal and the Gentiles, but becoming a member of         the "new man" does not obliterate one's Jewish or Gentile identity. Romans 11:13;         Philippians 3:5; Galatians 3:29; Revelation 21:24, 26; I Corinthians 15:43,44,48;
8A    DURING WHAT HISTORICAL SPAN IS THE BODY FORMED?
     1B    WHAT DID ITS FORMATION BEGIN
         1C    Day of Pentecost Acts 2