The Terms Defined
A Sermon on Romans 11:16-17
If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches.
But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, although a wild olive shoot, were grafted in among the others and now share in the nourishing root of the olive tree, (ESV)
Relationship of Jew and Gentile in the Church; two pictures of the distinctiveness of Israel; firstfruit and lump; root and branches; both pictures say the same thing; differing interpretations; relationship to the 'olive tree'.