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).
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
- Purpose of redemption:
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