Tag Archives: Redemption

Pilgrims’ progress: Redemption

Exodus 12 This is where the journey begins: in Egypt. Israel is enslaved (and has been for generations). They are completely unable to save themselves; God has to send Moses to force Pharaoh to let them go. The preceding few … Continue reading

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Love hurts: Finding hope

Hosea 13:9-16 Israel was doomed – not because God wanted to destroy her, but because she refused to let Him save her. The monarchy – in which such high hopes had been invested – could not take the place of … Continue reading

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A high price

We believe in Jesus Christ… who was crucified, died and was buried, and descended into the grave. I Peter 1:18,19 “For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from … Continue reading

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Love hurts: A happy ending?

Hosea 3 After years of persistent infidelity, Hosea’s wife had finally left him for another man – not a kind and loving husband, but a cruel and heartless man who turned her virtually into a slave. She made no move … Continue reading

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Glimpses of the Gospel: We need a Redeemer

In Job’s time and culture, the family is the major unit of society. And what we would call the ‘extended family’ (something that modern Westerners generally acknowledge only at grand social occasions such as weddings and funerals) is something of … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: God’s eternal plan

I Peter 1:18-21 This great plan of redemption that Peter is talking about was in no sense God’s ‘Plan B’ (as if He had been taken by surprise by mankind’s rebellion). God knew that we would need a Redeemer even … Continue reading

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The Pilgrims’ Guidebook: Redemption

I Peter 1:18-21 Peter has a lot more to say about redemption. Jesus was our sin offering, dying in our place to take the punishment for our sins. He fulfilled all the criteria for being that sin offering; for He … Continue reading

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