October 17, 2021 / Troy Spradlin / Margaret Street Church of Christ
How well do you understand the word “redemption”? It’s rather surprising how many don’t really grasp all that the word means or implies. This lesson is the first part of a sermon series that will thoroughly define what redemption means, as well as, all the other words associated with it.
I. WHY IS UNDERSTANDING REDEMPTION NECESSARY?
A. The “History of Redemption” can be illustrated by the following:
1. The makes a for
a. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was . (Gen 1:31)
b. What God made was and We once to it.
2. The breaks the of its creation.
a. Romans 5:12 teaches that “through entered the .”
b. As a result, we lost access to that because of .
3. The provides a means of for His .
a. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that .” (Romans 5:8).
b. is not how or why He created us. So, He provided a way for His creation to .
B. The answer to, “Why is redemption necessary?”, is because God wants His .
1. Redemption literally means, ““
2. The reason we have is so that we might understand the importance of redemption – what it is and why we need it so badly.
II. REDEMPTION MEANS
A. Many people do not understand the depth of the word redemption because they can’t .
B. According to Colossians 1:9-14, “redemption” is also described as:
1. God having us (v12)
2. God having us (v13)
3. God having us (v13)
C. Finally, we need to understand that redemption is only available (v14)
Scripture References: Genesis 3:9,15; Ecclesiastes 12:13; Isaiah 59:2; Matt 18:11; John 14:2,6; Act 2:23, Romans 3:23, 6:23; Eph 1:4; Phil 3:18; 1 Tim 2:4; Heb 9:27; James 4:4; 2 Peter 3:9,14-16; Rev 21:4