“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

12/03/2017 – Evening Service: The heart of the Gospel: Redemption

Bible Readings:

Isaiah 44:1 – 8; 21 – 28.  Revelation 5:1 – 14

Sermon Outline:

Galatians 3:13–14 (NKJV)

13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14 that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Galatians 4:4–5 (NKJV)

4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Titus 2:13–14 (NKJV)

13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

1 Peter 1:18–20 (NKJV)

18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot. 20 He indeed was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you

I  Redeemed from

II  Redeemed by

III Redeemed to

Greek Words:

1805. ἐξαγοράζω exagorázō; fut. exagorásō, from ek (1537), out or from, and agorázō (59), to buy. To buy out of, redeem from. Used of our redemption by Christ from the curse and yoke of the Law (Gal. 3:13; 4:5). To redeem as spoken of time (Eph. 5:16; Col. 4:5). The same phrase is used in the Gr. version of Dan. 2:8, meaning that you are gaining or protracting time. Similarly to be understood in Eph. 5:16, “because the days are evil,” or afflicting and abounding in troubles and persecutions. This sense of the expression is still more evident in Col. 4:5 as “redeeming the time” by prudent and blameless conduct, gaining as much time and opportunity as possible in view of persecution and death. The word generally means to buy up, to buy all that is anywhere to be bought, and not to allow the suitable moment to pass by unheeded but to make it one’s own.

Syn.: lutróō (3084), to release on receipt of ransom, redeem.

Ant.: doulóō (1402), to become or make a servant; katadoulóō (2615), to enslave utterly.

Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.

3084. λυτρόω lutróō; contracted lutrṓ, fut. lutrṓsō, from lútron (3083), a ransom. To bring forward a ransom. The act. verb is not used of him who gives, but of him who receives it; hence to release on receipt of a ransom. In the mid. voice, to release by payment of a ransom, to redeem; in the pass., to be redeemed or ransomed. Thus lutróō means to receive a ransom. In the NT, used in the mid. voice in Luke 24:21; Titus 2:14; it denotes that aspect of the Savior’s work wherein He appears as the Redeemer of mankind from bondage (1 Pet. 1:18). This bondage was still regarded quite generally as oppression in Luke 24:21 because of the deficient understanding of Christ’s death by the Emmaus disciples.

Deriv.: lútrōsis (3085), the act of redemption or deliverance; lutrōtḗs (3086), redeemer.

Syn.: sṓzō (4982), to save, deliver; diasṓzō (1295), to rescue completely; charízomai (5483), to grant as a favor, show grace; eleutheróō (1659), to free; apallássō (525), to release, deliver.

Ant.: doulóō (1402), to enslave; aichmalōteúō (162), to capture; aichmalōtízō (163), to make captive.

Zodhiates, S. (2000). The complete word study dictionary: New Testament (electronic ed.). Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers.