How does God want us to thank Jesus for redeeming (ransoming) us from sin, death, and the devil?
Why did Jesus redeem us? 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. and belong to him
and Why did Jesus redeem us? 2 Corinthians 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. use our lives to serve him belong to him
Key Point #1 Jesus redeemed us so that we would belong to him and thank him by using our lives to serve him.
Jack says, I thought we learned earlier in the Second Article that Jesus ransomed us so that we would be free. Now were being told that we belong to Jesus and have to serve him. I dont see how these two things fit together at all. How do you answer Jack?
How do we live lives that show our thanks to Jesus? Isaiah 61:10 I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. dressed in the robes of Jesus righteousness We show our thanks by living our lives in…
How do we live lives that show our thanks to Jesus? Psalm 119:103-105 How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Nun Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. hating sin and wanting to do his will We show our thanks by living our lives in…
How do we live lives that show our thanks to Jesus? Ephesians 4:22-24 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. We show our thanks by living our lives in… hating sin and wanting to do his will
How do we live lives that show our thanks to Jesus? Psalm 100:2-5 Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good and his love endures forever… We show our thanks by living our lives in…
How do we live lives that show our thanks to Jesus? Ephesians 5:2 …and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Not because we have to but gladly in thankful love We show our thanks by living our lives in…
Key Point #2 We live lives of righteousness, innocence, and blessedness to show our thanks to Jesus.
Youre baby-sitting (mowing the lawn, delivering groceries) for a person in your neighborhood. Someone notices that youre wearing a t-shirt with the name of your church on it. That person starts to make fun of you, asking whether youre one of those holy- holy Christians. How can you serve Jesus in righteousness when something like that happens?
Two of your Christian friends are planning to go someplace that their parents have clearly and expressly warned them not to go (R-rated movie). They ask you to go along with them. How can you serve Jesus in innocence when something like that happens?
When youre out of high school, you wont be required to attend worship services or Bible classes any longer. How can you serve Jesus in blessedness when that time comes?
When only will we be able to serve Jesus in perfect and everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness? Revelation 7:14-15 I answered, Sir, you know. And he said, These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore, they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple; and he who sits on the throne will spread his tent over them. when we are with him before Gods throne in heaven
When only will we be able to serve Jesus in perfect and everlasting righteousness, innocence and blessedness? Revelation 14:4-5 These are those who did not defile themselves with women, for they kept themselves pure. They follow the Lamb wherever he goes. They were purchased from among men and offered as firstfruits to God and the Lamb. No lie was found in their mouths; they are blameless. when we are with him before Gods throne in heaven
Key Point #3 We will be able to serve Jesus perfectly only when he takes us to be blameless with him forever in heaven.
Lesson 35 God wants me to thank Jesus by living in righteousness, innocence, and blessedness.