Contributed on Jan 18, 2005
If the Believer is to know and enjoy the abundant life that Christ came to provide, THEN there are some things we must know and apply to our lives, and the information and application of those “things” MUST” be accurate and in harmony. Romans 3:20-26
Every day we should rejoice in our redemption. It is through God’s redemption we have forgiveness of our sins. However, the forgiveness of our sins is JUST the beginning of the wonderful "package" from God, we call redemption. John 10:10 …I have come that they may have life, and that they ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2005
It is important what you KNOW about redemption! Because what you KNOW about redemption will control what you BELIEVE about redemption and what you BELIEVE about redemption will dictate how you LIVE within redemption.
While looking for illustrations for this and other lessons, I came across this delightful story. I heard the story in a different format many years ago, but you know about time and memory, especially mine. This story has nothing to do with the lesson, life, eternity or any other subject I can ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2005
A question was asked, “Did Christ die for the sins of all people, or just certain ones?” Christ died for everyone in the world for all of time, but this salvation is only valuable or of benefit to those who believe. That is one of the wonders of redempti
We are continuing our examination and discovery of what the Word of God teaches concerning our redemption. We saw in the last lesson, that even the prophets who penned the teachings of the Old Testament inquired and searched diligently trying to acquire all the details of God’s redemptive program. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 8, 2005
BEFORE God created a single grain of sand, before a single human was formed, before there was a single moonbeam, God loved you and made a plan of redemption, just for you. My, friend, that’s love!!!!
In the past few lessons, I have tried to establish a workable introduction to the eternal and infinite subject of Biblical redemption. In the last lesson, we saw that the subject of redemption is vast, and is interlaced and interdependent on many other Biblical subjects. 1. The essence of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 18, 2005
The Word of God must be an active part of our total living, NOT just our Sunday go-to-meeting life. Heb 4:12 tells us what the “living” Word of God will do. 2Pet 1:1-4 tells how we can have this “living” work of the Word of God in our “everyday” lives.
To have a clear understanding of God’s redemption for mankind, we must have a reasonable understanding of many other subjects presented in the Word of God. In past lessons, we’ve listed 20+ subjects that are interrelated to redemption, and that list is only a starting point. We will not take time ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2005
If all of us really believe that God is the apex of justice, IF we really believe with our whole heart that God ALONE is the totality of justice, THEN we will not hear, nor will we utter the phrase, “Why would God allow….”
Biblical Truth Never Changes, Neither is it static God’s word is established forever! That’s good to know!! Our eternal existence depends on the truth of the Word of God, and on the fact that the Word will not change with the passing of time or fluctuating circumstances. That should make Bible ...read more
Contributed on Aug 6, 2005
People will either respond to the Word or rebel against that Word. My prayer is that we will continue to grow in grace and the knowledge of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ.
(1) God is Sovereign One that exercises supreme, permanent authority (2) God is Justice Moral rightness in action and attitude, especially in the administration and procedure of law (3) God is Love Non-egocentric tenderness, affection and kinship (4) God is Omnipotence Possession of all ...read more
Contributed on Aug 12, 2005
Tragically, our limited human reasoning concludes that -- If God is a God of absolute justice, then He must be sitting up in heaven waiting to clobber us. That would have some validity, However, among those qualities of God’s essence, is also Love.
God’s plan for the human race has been and always will be redemption. This plan of God was in place even before God formed the world on which mankind lives this temporal life. It is important to know and understand this fact, not only to understand the person of God, BUT also to have a proper ...read more
Contributed on Aug 18, 2005
A father said to his rebellious son, “Everyone in the USA is a privileged person.” The boy replied, “I disagree!” The father said, “That’s the privilege. You are free to reject God’s provision, but that will not change the fact of the sure consequence."
In the study of God’s plan of redemption for mankind, we must start with a very basic concept. That concept is..: It is God Who provides the redemption and it is humans who receive the redemption. This must NOT be “Basic Theology 101”, because very few people START their study at this ...read more