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Redemption Through the Scriptures Gaining a Clearer Picture of Christ and His Saving Work Payment for Redemption Jesse McLaughlin
GardenBarrenOTNTEternal Wonderful Wonderful Lacking Lacking Better Better Restored Restored Best Best Redemption Through the Scriptures The Program (1-5) God’s plan reflects God’s wisdom The Purchase (6-10) God’s plan requires design and sacrifice The Pleasure (11-14) God’s plan is fulfilled in the church Survey of Redemption (15-16): Interweave redemptive themes through time and scriptures
Redemption Through the Scriptures Purpose of the Series “The Bible tells us that the deadness of man’s heart and his hatred of God are overcome by the goodness of God. He gives a new and special revelation of himself, and he subdues our rebellious wills by his Spirit so that we understand and receive his revelation.” – According to Plan by Graeme Goldsworthy
Redemption Through the Scriptures Genesis 22 Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Redemption Through the Scriptures Genesis 22 Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?” “Yes, my son?” Abraham replied. “The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?” Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together. When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son.
Redemption Through the Scriptures Genesis 22 But the angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!” “Here I am,” he replied. “Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.” Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The Lord Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”
Redemption Through the Scriptures Abraham (Genesis 22) God tells Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac. This son is precious because he is the child ___________________and given in a clearly miraculous way. Then God said, “Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him. And as for Ishmael, I have heard you: I will surely bless him; I will make him fruitful and will greatly increase his numbers. He will be the father of twelve rulers, and I will make him into a great nation. But my covenant I will establish with Isaac, whom Sarah will bear to you by this time next year.” Gen. 17:19-21 promised by God
Redemption Through the Scriptures Abraham (Genesis 22) Abraham obeys the command of God. Once their journey is over, Isaac carries ____________for the sacrifice to the appointed place. The Hebrew word for altar simply means__ ___________________ The location of Abraham’s altar was on _____________. the wood “the place of sacrifice” Mt. Moriah
Redemption Through the Scriptures 1 Chronicles 21 Then David said to God, “I have sinned greatly by doing this. Now, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done a very foolish thing.” The Lord said to Gad, David’s seer, “Go and tell David, ‘This is what the Lord says: I am giving you three options. Choose one of them for me to carry out against you.’” So Gad went to David and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Take your choice: three years of famine, three months of being swept away before your enemies, with their swords overtaking you, or three days of the sword of the Lord— days of plague in the land, with the angel of the Lord ravaging every part of Israel.’ Now then, decide how I should answer the one who sent me.” David said to Gad, “I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands.”
Redemption Through the Scriptures 1 Chronicles 21 Then the angel of the Lord ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the Lord on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the Lord. ________ Araunah said to David, “Take it! Let my lord the king do whatever pleases him. Look, I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, the threshing sledges for the wood, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give all this.” But King David replied to Araunah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”
Redemption Through the Scriptures 1 Chronicles 21 So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. David built an altar to the Lord there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the Lord, and the Lord answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering. Then the Lord spoke to the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.
Redemption Through the Scriptures David (1 Chronicles 21) As the leader, David’s sin brought the consequences upon the entire nation. When David receives God’s command to build an altar he______ the voice of the LORD. (v.19) The site for the altar is situated on ___________and will later become the location for the__________in Jerusalem. obeys Mt. Moriah Temple
Redemption Through the Scriptures Jesus the Son Jesus is the ________of God, he like Isaac was a ________________. In scripture we find Jesus was precious and loved by God the Father which leads us to understand the steep cost exacted by the Wrath of God at the cross. only son child of promise For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.” Isaiah 7:14 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Luke 3:21-22
Redemption Through the Scriptures Jesus the Son Why does God pay the high price for redemption? God is willing to pay this price because his purpose in redemption is to have a people of His own that will share ____________________with Him and participate in ______________born out of this relationship. joint projects intimate fellowship
Redemption Through the Scriptures The Son’s Obedience There is a contrast between humanity’s willful rebellion against the Creator & King and Jesus’ faithful ___________to the Father’s will. We find commonality between Isaac and Jesus in that they were both willing to obey their Fathers’ commands. Also, Isaac carried the _______for the sacrifice just as Jesus bore the cross. obedience wood In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Philippians 2:5-8
Redemption Through the Scriptures The Son’s Willingness They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.” Mark 10:32-34 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. Isaiah 53:7
Redemption Through the Scriptures The Payment The three passages we have looked at share many aspects in common but one of the most significant commonalities is location. Genesis 22 records the saying, “on the mountain of the LORD ________________.” This mountain of provision and sacrifice is Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem. Jesus is not sacrificed at the site of the temple because of rules for sin offerings. it will be provided “The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood.” Hebrews 13:11-12
Redemption Through the Scriptures Our Response Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.” For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed. John 3:14-20
Redemption Through the Scriptures Then I looked and heard the voice of many angels, numbering thousands upon thousands, and ten thousand times ten thousand. They encircled the throne and the living creatures and the elders. In a loud voice they were saying: “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” - Rev. 5:11-12
Redemption Through the Scriptures Discussion Questions What is most precious to you? Share a story about losing something that was special or precious. What are ways that we are called to suffer to help others? What is an area in which you are struggling to obey God? How do you need to experience the provision of God?