Church Words – Redemption
Intro: last few weeks messages….Holy & Glory
Illustration: money bags – telescope/microscope – contours and shapes not ambiguous and complete mystery.
What is redemption? What is redeem?
Repurchase…regain possession of.
“to set free by the payment of a price” – Bought is the Greek word agorazo, which pictures a slave being purchased in the ancient public slave market. Christ purchased believers out of the slave market of sin and set them free.
The benefits of redemption include forgiveness of sins
In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our sins, according to the riches of his grace, Ephesians 1:7
In Him – Jesus
we have redemption – There is our word redeem. So, if we are ‘bought back’ we must have been removed or separated.
through His blood – He bought us back with His blood – see 1 Peter 1:18-19 *
the forgiveness of our sins – He ‘bought us back” He payed for sin…What does someone have to pay for sin with? Romans 6:23. **
according to the riches of His grace – The sweet and incredible GIFT of buying us back. We didn’t earn it, but He gave us redemption.
Let’s put it all in a sentence.
In Jesus, we have been bought back to God, and our sins have been payed for by His blood which we did not earn but receive as a delightfully wonderful gift.
Why did He redeem us? Joy/delight (He wants to give you the best thing there is…Himself)
He had to have the desire to redeem us (we are valuable in His sight)
* 18 knowing that you rwere ransomed from sthe futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold,19 but twith the precious blood of Christ, like that of ua lamb vwithout blemish or spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19
** Romans 6:23 – For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
6 Jesus said to him, “I am lthe way, and mthe truth, and nthe life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
freedom from the law’s curse
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us – for it is written,”Cursed is everyone who is hanged on a tree” –
adoption into God’s family
5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.
deliverance from sin’s bondage
14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.