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Child of the Promise

Book of Romans

A Sermon on Romans 9:6-9

But it is not as though the word of God has failed. For not all who are descended from Israel belong to Israel, and not all are children of Abraham because they are his offspring, but “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” This means that it is not the children of the flesh who are the children of God, but the children of the promise are counted as offspring. For this is what the promise said: “About this time next year I will return, and Sarah shall have a son.” (ESV)

Proofs from the history of Abraham; Isaac and Ishmael; 'seed'; 'children' and 'called'; Isaac's miraculous birth 'after the Spirit'.