Sermons on Redemption

The Realization of Our Hope

LUKE 23:40-43 When life is as bad as it can get, with Jesus there is hope (Luke 23:40-43). What was the only hope for the thief on the cross? What is the greatest and the only hope for us? (I Peter 1:8-9) We have already been seated with Christ (Ephesians 2:6). How can a realization…

Great and Marvelous Judgements

REVELATION 15 Great and marvelous judgements begin at the throne of God (v.1-2a). What aspects of this scene remind us of Revelation 4-5? How do these scenes declare the glory of the God who judges sin? Great and marvelous judgements are accompanied by singing (v.2a-3a). What can we know about the song of Moses? (Deuteronomy…

You Were Invited to the Feast!

MATTHEW 22:1-14 Sadly, many who were invited to the feast, refused to come (v.1-3). Is the problem with the invitation or with the heart of those invited? What was the role of peer pressure for all of them to refuse? Why do we allow anything to hinder us from coming to the feast? Some who…

Transforming Followers

MARK 2:13-22 Levi/Matthew was transformed by a call to follow Jesus (v.13-14). What would motivate a successful man to leave his profession to follow Jesus? What will lead us to leave anything that hinders us from following Jesus? Transformed Levi/Matthew wanted all of his friends to meet Jesus (v.15). When he was leaving his job,…

Standing in Awe of the God of Israel

ISAIAH 29:13-24 When people only honor God outwardly, they need to be awed (v.13-14). What is incomplete about honoring God only with our lips? When have you allowed God to ‘astound you with wonder upon wonder?’ Those who think they can sin secretly are rejecting the creator (v.15-16). What do our attempts to hide our…

I Know That My Redeemer Lives

JOB 19:25-27 In Joshua and soon in Ruth we read about a ‘kinsman-redeemer’ (Ruth 2:20). How did a kinsman redeemer bless those who were in need? What protection was possible because of a kinsman-redeemer? Job, in the midst of trials trusted in his redeemer (Job 19:25-27). In the face of such terrible trials, how could…

Covered by the Blood

LEVITICUS 16 The high priest had to be holy to offer a sacrifice for the people (v.11-14). Why would the high priest need to offer a sacrifice for His sins? How is our sacrifice superior to theirs? (II Corinthians 5:21) The forgiveness of sins requires a blood sacrifice (v.15-19). What is the logic behind a…