Redemption: Part two

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Redemption is from:

1. The bondage of the law.

(Galatians 4:5) To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  (KJV)

2. The curse of the law.

(Galatians 3:13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  (KJV)

3. The power of sin.

(Romans 6:18) Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.  (KJV)
(Romans 6:22) But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.  (KJV)

4. The power of the grave.

(Psalms 49:15) But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.  (KJV)

5. All troubles.

(Psalms 25:22) Redeem Israel, O God, out of all his troubles.  (KJV)

6. All iniquity.

(Psalms 130:8) And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.  (KJV)
(Titus 2:14) Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.  (KJV)

7. All evil.

(Genesis 48:16) The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.  (KJV)

8. The present evil world.

(Galatians 1:4) Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father:  (KJV)

9. Vain conversation.

(1 Peter 1:18) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  (KJV)

10. Enemies.

(Psalms 106:10-11) And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. And the waters covered their enemies: there was not one of them left.  (KJV)
(Jeremiah 15:21) And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.  (KJV)

11. Death.

(Hosea 13:14) I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.  (KJV)

12. Destruction.

(Psalms 103:4) Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  (KJV)

Two truths about redemption:

1. Man cannot effect redemption.

(Psalms 49:7) None of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him:  (KJV)

2. Corruptible things cannot purchase redemption.

(1 Peter 1:18) Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;  (KJV)

Have you been redeemed?

Redemption: Part One

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What does the Bible say about redemption?

1. Redemption defined

(1 Corinthians 6:20) For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.  (KJV)

2. Redemption is of God

(Isaiah 44:21) Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.  (KJV)
(Isaiah 43:1) But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.  (KJV)
(Luke 1:68) Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,  (KJV)

3. Redemption is by Christ

(Matthew 20:28) Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.  (KJV)
(Galatians 3:13) Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:  (KJV)

4. Christ was sent to effect redemption

(Galatians 4:4-5) But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law, To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.  (KJV)

5. Christ is made redemption to us

(1 Corinthians 1:30) But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:  (KJV)
So here we see something of what the Bible says about redemption.

Have you been redeemed?

(Psalms 107:2) Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;  (KJV)

Coming soon: Redemption part 2 {What have we been redeemed from?}

Offspring

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In the midst of the darkness,

A bright eyed toddler gazes upward,

His eyes focused upon the sky.

 

The wonder of youth,

Focusing,

Upon someone unseen.

 

What deliberate concentration,

Is seen on the face,

Of the fair haired son.

 

A ray of light descends from above,

Giving an aura of,

Something miraculous.

 

The book telling of,

The most excellent love,

Sits open.

 

Small hands folded in prayer,

Show a faith in God,

That has grown day by day.

© Kurt Frazier Sr.

A Lesson from the Camel

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“Give me your stuff and I will carry it.” – The camel

The camel is a magnificent creature. It can carry 400 lbs. of cargo, as well as it’s rider.

It can survive for three to four days in the desert without water, because of the fat stored in the hump(s) on it’s back.

In the Bible Abraham sent his servant with 10 camels to find a bride for his son Isaac.

(Genesis 24:10) And the servant took ten camels of the camels of his master, and departed; for all the goods of his master were in his hand: and he arose, and went to Mesopotamia, unto the city of Nahor.  (KJV)

Just as the camel transports the goods of it’s master, so should we as servants of the LORD, transport the message that He has given us in our hand

bible-998150__180  .(Mark 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  (KJV)

Our Message: The good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

(1 Corinthians 15:1-4) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  (KJV)

Related verses:

  • (Genesis 24:14-20) And let it come to pass, that the damsel to whom I shall say, Let down thy pitcher, I pray thee, that I may drink; and she shall say, Drink, and I will give thy camels drink also: let the same be she that thou hast appointed for thy servant Isaac; and thereby shall I know that thou hast shewed kindness unto my master. And it came to pass, before he had done speaking, that, behold, Rebekah came out, who was born to Bethuel, son of Milcah, the wife of Nahor, Abraham’s brother, with her pitcher upon her shoulder. And the damsel was very fair to look upon, a virgin, neither had any man known her: and she went down to the well, and filled her pitcher, and came up. And the servant ran to meet her, and said, Let me, I pray thee, drink a little water of thy pitcher. And she said, Drink, my lord: and she hasted, and let down her pitcher upon her hand, and gave him drink. And when she had done giving him drink, she said, I will draw water for thy camels also, until they have done drinking. And she hasted, and emptied her pitcher into the trough, and ran again unto the well to draw water, and drew for all his camels.  (KJV)

 

  • (Genesis 24:61-64) And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels, and followed the man: and the servant took Rebekah, and went his way. And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. And Rebekah lifted up her eyes, and when she saw Isaac, she lighted off the camel.  (KJV)

Can I know if my sins are forgiven?

  • (1 John 5:11-13) And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.  (KJV)

Yes you can

 

 

The Call

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(Proverbs 1:1-4) The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.  (KJV)

This is why I study the word of God. As a father, and a grandfather there are lives that depend on me knowing the right course of action to take. The youth that I teach in church, and school need a leader that will desire to have wisdom.

The community that I live in needs to have someone that is willing to show the way of truth, and righteousness of God.

This is God’s call to me, and to all believers as well; will we heed the call?

(Mark 16:15) And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.  (KJV)

(1 Corinthians 15:1-4) Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:  (KJV)

 

I Couldn’t Sleep

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I thought of Grandma,

A can of buttons, Ribbons & Bows.

Sleeping under the kitchen table,

Watching veggies grow.

 

Picnics in the park,

Salads, picking asparagus.

A craft of the month,

Saved for each of us.

 

Handsome lad and Froggy went a courtin,

Quilt with antique cars.

To and from Chicago,

A collection of bottles and jars.

 

Love and help freely given,

Barn parties for many occasions.

Grandma loved her garden,

Holidays and seasons.

 

A house in the woods,

47 acres of land.

A lady she was,

Willing to take a stand.

 

Grateful I am, for all her years,

Fond memories, too.

I’ll see you in Heaven,

Grandma I love you.

– A Thousand Marbles –

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Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. James 4:14

His Eternal Word

cropped-rose-4.gifThe older I get, the more I enjoy Saturday mornings. Perhaps it’s the quiet solitude that comes with being the first to rise, or maybe it’s the unbounded joy of not having to be at work. Either way, the first few hours of a Saturday morning are most enjoyable.

A few weeks ago, I was shuffling toward the basement shack with a steaming cup of coffee in one hand and the morning paper in the other. What began as a typical Saturday morning, turned into one of those lessons that life seems to hand you from time to time. Let me tell you about it. I turned the dial up into the phone portion of the band on my ham radio in order to listen to a Saturday morning swap net.

Along the way, I came across an older sounding chap, with a tremendous signal and a golden voice. You…

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Words Spoken in Deeds by deborah ann

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Acts of kindness, words of hope we all need them to help us cope. Acts of compassion, words of forgiveness we should all make our daily business. Acts of love, words of encouragement helps us through our own discouragement. Acts of gentleness, words of appreciation seen in our actions and communication. Acts of generosity words […]

via Words Spoken in Deeds ~ — CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Perspectives

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What do you see?

A. Dad is snowed in and is going to be late for work.

B. Snow Day! No school; kid’s are having much fun.

 

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Some people complain because God put thorns on roses, while others praise Him for putting roses among thorns. -Anonymous

Perspective

When we look at things the way we react is according to our perspective on the situation at hand.

Situation 1 –

(Matthew 26:6-13) Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, There came unto him a woman having an alabaster box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head, as he sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste? For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her. (KJV)

In this case the disciples were not looking at what was taking place as a blessing upon the Savior, but as a lack of compassion for the poor. Through the preservation of the word of God we are still learning the same lesson from Jesus Christ.

Situation 2 –

(Matthew 26:14-16) Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. (KJV)

As Judas performs this act of betrayal against Jesus it seems as though he has committed the most henious crime that any could have thought possible. However, we have the complete word of God and we know the outcome of the situation. The only begotten Son of God took his place upon the cross to become the perfect, sinless sacrifice for mankind. There was good that came of of betrayl, and there was forgiveness available for Judas; that he did not take advantage of.

Situation 3-

(2 Peter 3:9) The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. (KJV)

What is the perspective on this portion of scripture? Peter is explaining that even though the promise of the Lord coming back has not yet taken place, it would indeed happen just as promised. Notice the phrase “all should come to repentence.”

There would be many more generations of people to be born into this world after these words were written down. There were the generations of my family that would be born and die. The wonderful thing is that the same promise that Peter revealed through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit that day he penned down those words is still relevant today.

Four important words from this passage of scripture concerning the Lord:

1. Promise
2. Longsuffering
3. Us-ward
4. Repentence

Before we get into a hurry and wonder why God has not sent Christ back as of yet, consider this question; who is it that you know that does not believe in Christ and would be lost forever when the last day comes and God calls us home.

The Apostle Paul makes the following comment:

(Philippians 1:23-24) For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. (KJV)