Month: May 2024

064: Israel’s 2,000-Year Time-Out (Romans Series #24: Rom. 11:1-15)

Because Israel rejected Christ’s offer of kingdom inheritance and put Messiah to death, the nation has been set aside for a period of 2,000 years. In the present age the Holy Spirit is saving Gentiles and calling out sons to glory – faithful saints who will be chosen to rule with Christ in His Messianic kingdom. Pastor Hollandsworth emphasizes how Israel’s failure means “riches for the Gentiles” and “the reconciling of the world,” but her restoration will signal “life from the dead” for the entire world. These are glorious truths!


063: Women Who Changed a Nation (Mother’s Day: Exod. 1-2)

Pharaoh decreed that all the Hebrew baby boys be killed. But three women defied the king’s orders and saved baby Moses. Their heroism changed a nation, for Moses was raised and educated in Pharaoh’s household, equipped to later lead the Israelite nation out of bondage. Pastor Hollandsworth praises the courageous efforts of these women and makes application to believers today.


062: The Word of Faith Is Near You (Romans Series #23: Rom. 10)

The Romans Road method of witnessing typically culminates in Rom. 10:9, 13, with a plea to be saved by confessing the Lord Jesus and calling upon the name of the Lord. However, this is not how “salvation” is used in the book of Romans. Pastor Hollandsworth explains that salvation for national Israel is deliverance from God’s wrath and consequent destruction. For individual children of God – both Jews and Gentiles – it is deliverance from sinning and self-destruction. He also points out the meaning of “the word of faith” and in what sense it is “near you.”