Cary Cox, from Romans 9:24-29. God’s people are chosen by God before time, and powerfully called in time, through the gospel. The Gentiles are graciously included, and a remnant of Israel mercifully remains. The people of God is the multi-ethnic church in Jesus Christ.
Cary Cox, from Matthew 22:1-14. In the parable of the wedding feast Jesus continues his pronouncement of judgment from God on unbelieving and fruitless Israel. He also continues to speak of a new people of God who will enter the kingdom, the Jew/Gentile church! Finally, even the church is warned: we must come to God the proper way, on his terms! We must come repenting of sin, believing on Christ and producing the fruit of obedience and righteousness.