The Grace Fellowship Leadership Team answers your questions.
Q1 (0:29): I am having difficulty organizing in my mind the distinctions between the church and Israel. Currently I am studying Isaiah, and it makes many references to the remnant. Will all of Israel be saved in the end, or just a portion of Israel? The passage in Romans is unclear to me. I know that Dispensationalists view the church and Israel as 2 distinct, different entities, and that most Reformed thinkers mostly see Israel and the church as one in the same, at least in the New Testament.
Q2 (16:10): I’ve heard that prayer changes things. How does it? Can it change what God is doing? Can it change the outcome of a situation? Is the purpose to get you in on what God is doing?
Q3 (28:14): How do we deal with the money in the church? What happens to giving that is above and beyond the budget? Is all this money saved until the church can vote on a new budget?
Q4 (33:32): Is the parable of the talents found in Matthew 25:14-30 about (a) the use of literal talents and resources, or (b) multiplying the gift of salvation through the Gospel? Either way, isn’t Jesus pretty much saying that your salvation is dependent on what you do with whatever God has given you?
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