We all have one. It is called the Bible, and it is full of stories of redemption; but what is redemption from Heaven’s point of view?
There are at least three words in the Bible which are translated "redeem":
- One means to buy or purchase. The concept is in the purchase of a slave, he is bought to be owned as property. Christ redeemed us in this sense so that we belong to Him.
- Another word translated redeemed means to buy something from someone for another purpose. We are blood bought. That shows you how important redemption really is. We are purchased by Christ from the bondage of sin for the purpose of freedom in Him.
- The third word carries the idea of a purchase that pays off a debt, a price that is necessary to secure the freedom of someone or something. Christ paid our sin debt.
The Bible is full of stories about redemption. Let’s make some stories of our own.
THE REDEEM TEAMS NEED YOU!!
Your loving pastors,
Cleddie and GayNell
Jesus does not send perfume to linger in the air. Instead, He sends salvation sweet to show how much He cares.
He doesn't bring me candy hearts in boxes of delight. Instead, He always lets me know I'm precious in His sight.
He doesn't send out pretty cards trimmed in shades of red. Instead, He gave His life for me, His precious blood was shed.
He doesn't hand out fancy gifts like we would send to mother. Instead, He sends message clear to always love each other.
He doesn't give me teddy bears that whimper, "please be mine." Instead, He gave His heart to me and I wear it all the time.
He doesn't give me roses, pink for all the world to see. Instead, He gave me eternal life and that's good enough for me.
- Marilyn Ferguson