25 Aug 2017-THE GRACE CALLED REDEMPTION PART 5-From the Heart of God Series-Rev.George Varughese

WHAT IS LIFE SERIES? 

THE GRACE CALLED REDEMPTION PART II

  • English: redemption
  • 629. ἀπολύτρωσις, apolutrósis
  • Meaning: release effected by payment of ransom; redemption, deliverance.
  • HELPS Word-studies 629 apolýtrōsis (from 575 /apó, “from” and 3084 /lytróō, “redeem”) – properly, redemption – literally, “buying back from, re-purchasing (winning back) what was previously forfeited (lost).”

  • 629 /apolýtrōsis (“redemption, re-purchase”) emphasizes the distance (“safety-margin”) that results between the rescued person, and what previously enslaved them. For the believer, the prefix (575 /apó) looks back to God’s effective work of grace, purchasing them from the debt of sin and bringing them to their new status (being in Christ).

Key Meaning:

PART A: The Promise and Fulfilment of Jesus Christ

  • 1. What has Jesus Christ blessed us with / for the believers? 
  • 2. The premise of these blessings 
  • 3. The purpose of these blessings
  • 4. Why did Jesus Christ bless His believers?

1. What has Jesus Christ blessed us with / for the believers?

  • Jesus has blessed believers with every spiritual blessings
    • these spiritual blessings are to be received from the heavenly places through Jesus Christ Ephesians 1:3
  • Jesus predestined believers to be adopted as sons to Himself, so son-Father relationship Ephesians 1:5
  • Jesus has blessed believers with inheritance Ephesians 1:11
  • Jesus works out all these by His own will Ephesians 1:11

2. The premise of these blessings

  • Jesus chose the believers
    • Jesus did not choose the believers in the present but from the past
    • Jesus chose believers from creation Ephesians 1:4
  • Jesus’ redemption of the believers
    • redemption through the blood of Jesus Christ
    • redemption is the forgiveness of sins Ephesians 1:7
    • Jesus made known / revealed this grace to believers in practical ways for them to understand Ephesians 1:8
    • Jesus revealed to believers the mystery of His will Ephesians 1:9
      • Purpose of redemption:
        • to gather all things as one Ephesians 1:10

3. The purpose of these blessings

  • so that believers would live a set-apart / dedicated lives
  • this life is marked by holy living
  • this life should be based on believer’s love for Jesus Christ Ephesians 1:4
  • for believers to be the praise for His glory Ephesians 1:12

4. Why did Jesus Christ bless His believers?

  • because of His good pleasure
  • because of His glorious grace and favour Ephesians 1:6 (AMP)
  • because of His will
  • for Him to receive believer’s praise
    • believers to praise Jesus for His grace
  • because of His the richness of His grace Ephesians 1:7

PART B: The Response of the Believers of Jesus Christ

5. The believers’ response

  • after hearing the gospel
  • trusted in Jesus
  • believed in Jesus Ephesians 1:13

6. The result of believers response

  • Jesus sealed them with the Person of the Holy Spirit
  • The Holy Spirit is the believers’ guarantee of Jesus’ redemption Ephesians 1:14

 

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