Summary: How will you respond to the redemption Jesus secured at Calvary?

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Redemption Response

Matthew 26:47-56

The Boy Who Lost His Boat - Tom carried his new boat to the edge of the river. He carefully placed it in the water and slowly let out the string. It sailed smoothly on the water! Tom sat in the warm sunshine, admiring the little boat that he had built. Suddenly a strong current caught the boat. Tom tried to pull it back to shore, but the string broke. The little boat raced downstream. Tom ran along the sandy shore as fast as he could. But his little boat soon slipped out of sight. All afternoon he searched for the boat. Finally, when it was too dark to look any longer, Tom sadly went home. A few days later, on the way home from school, Tom spotted a boat just like his in a store window. When he got closer, he could see -- sure enough -- it was his! Tom hurried to the store manager: "Sir, that's my boat in your window! I made it!" "Sorry, son, but someone else brought it in this morning. If you want it, you'll have to buy it for one dollar." Tom ran home and counted all his money. Exactly one dollar! When he reached the store, he rushed to the counter. "Here's the money for my boat." As he left the store, Tom hugged his boat and said, "Now you're twice mine. First, I made you and now I bought you." (

I stand before you today as one who was made by Jesus and bought by Him!

Phil Cross penned a beautiful song about redemption, it says:

“I was a slave in a foreign land”

“So very far from the Father’s loving hand”

“He rescued me, one glorious day”

“He brought me out and paid a debt I could not pay”

“I am redeemed”

“Jesus loosed the chains of sin and set me free”

“I am redeemed”

Redemption is defined as atonement for human sin. It is the deliverance from sin that was purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. Ephesians 1:7 says we have redemption through {Jesus} blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; The Greek word for redemption is (apolutrōsis -ap-ol-oo'-tro-sis) which is literally translated “paid in full”. When Jesus cried on the cross, "It is finished"… He used a word that meant "paid in full." - “It is finished” - (teleō - tel-eh'-o) to end, complete, concluded, to pay fully. This speaks of discharging a debt. This is the same word that would be stamped across bills when they were paid. Jesus stamped “paid in full” on my sin debt at Calvary.

There are requirements for being a redeemer… Jesus alone was qualified to redeem us.

1) The redeemer must be a blood relative of the one who was to be redeemed. Jesus Christ is our blood relative; He is true humanity.

2) The redeemer must be willing to redeem. (Deuteronomy 25:7-10). Christ voluntarily left heaven to pay the price for our sins, (Philippians 2:5-8)

3) The redeemer must be able to redeem. He must be able to pay the redemption price. Only Jesus Christ could pay the price of our redemption; only He was perfect and without sin.

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Steve Shepherd

commented on Apr 7, 2014

Brother Kevin, I love your sermon, "Redemption Response." It's excellent. You have excellent sermon outlines. Very thought provoking, convicting, etc. You preach the Word. Thank you very much. God bless you.

Kevin L. Jones

commented on Apr 7, 2014

Thanks Brother, The sermon title was actually inspired by your sermon "Ressurection Response". Thanks for sharing your many, many great outlines on this site.

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