Redeemed and Thankful

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 18, 2012
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“Redeemed” means to release on receipt of ransom; liberate by payment of ransom to buy back; repurchase; to get or to win back; to extricate from or help to overcome something detrimental; to be freed from the consequences of sin.

The redemption of Israel from Egypt provides insight to our redemption.

Exodus 1:13-16; 5:1-4, 17
Their bondage was horrific slavery.

Exodus 6:5-8
“Redemption” was introduced for the first time.

Exodus 13:13-15
Yahweh redeemed them by His grace and mercy. They did nothing to free themselves, but there was a cost.

Deuteronomy 7:8 and 9; 13:5
They were never to forget that Yahweh redeemed them from the house of slavery.

Micah 6:4
“I brought you up from the land of Egypt and ransomed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron and Miriam.”

Romans 3:10-19 Our land of bondage, house of slavery

Ephesians 2:1-3
We were slaves to the devil and our own lust.

Ephesians 2:12
Helpless and hopeless

1Peter 1:18 and 19
– “Knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”

Ephesians 1:3-8
We are redeemed by the grace of God through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Colossians 1:13 and 14

1Corinthians 1:30 – “By his doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,”

Ephesians 1:9-14 Our redemption has been paid for and is ours now, but the fullness is yet to come.

Romans 8:23 – “…We ourselves, having the first fruits of the spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.”

Israel failed to maintain awareness and gratitude for their redemption; therefore, they ended up back in bondage.

Ephesians 1:7-14
Praise Him, and be thankful.

Colossians 1:12; 3:15-17

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