Salvation: God Gave the Greatest gift of All (REDEMPTION) - Part 1 (1 of 2) by John Barnett

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Salvation: God Gave the Greatest gift of All (REDEMPTION) - Part 1 (1 of 2)
Series: Have you opened your gift?
John Barnett
Revelation 5:9-12

As we open to Revelation 5 we are seeing ourselves in the future; and what is it we are doing when God let's us see ourselves? Singing praises to our Redeemer!

There are few times that God's Word allows us to actually see what we will be doing in Heaven and they always involves us seeing ourselves worshiping the True and Living God and His Son our Redeemer.

Notice what we are focused upon in Heaven--a Redeemer who died in our place!

Redeem, Redeemer, and redemption are words that show up 169 times in the NKJV of the Bible. These are the last two times the word redeem is used in the Bible.

Redemption is viewed by many Bible teachers to be the unifying theme of all the Scriptures. In fact one man entitled his commentary on the Bible The Unfolding Drama of Redemption; and another man wrote this in his introduction to his commentary on every part of God's Word:

"The Bible reveals God's plan for this redemption from its inception in eternity past to its completion in eternity future. Covenants, promises, and epochs are all secondary to the one continuous plan of redemption.

There are 1,189 chapters in the Bible. Only 4 of them don't involve a fallen world: the first 2 and the last 2--before the Fall and after the creation of the new heaven and new earth. The rest is the chronicle of the tragedy of sin".

Redemption is a word that speaks of debts being paid, freedom being purchased and a life going in a completely new direction from the point of redemption onward.

So this morning join me for the greatest theme in all the Bible--the redemption of lost sinners by the God who so loved the world that he gave His Son to die on a cross and shed His blood to pay the price of sin! And where better to see that theme than the way we will be--singing the new song of our worthy redeemer.

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