“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)

8/10/2017 – Evening Service: The blessing of redemption

Bible Readings:

Psalm 49, Colossians 1:1 – 23

Sermon Outline:

Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV)

7 In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

I Bondage

Psalm 49:20 (NKJV)

20 A man who is in honor, yet does not understand, Is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:12 (NKJV)

12 Nevertheless man, though in honor, does not remain; He is like the beasts that perish.

Psalm 49:14 (NKJV)

14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; Death shall feed on them; The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.

Psalm 49:17 (NKJV)

17 For when he dies he shall carry nothing away; His glory shall not descend after him.

Psalm 49:19 (NKJV)

19 He shall go to the generation of his fathers; They shall never see light.

Psalm 49:6 (NKJV)

6 Those who trust in their wealth And boast in the multitude of their riches,

Psalm 49:7 (NKJV)

7 None of them can by any means redeem his brother, Nor give to God a ransom for him—

Psalm 49:8 (NKJV)

8 For the redemption of their souls is costly, And it shall cease forever—

Psalm 49:9 (NKJV)

9 That he should continue to live eternally, And not see the Pit.

II The Redeemer is Christ

Colossians 1:14–17 (NKJV)

14 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. 15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.

III  The ransom price is the blood of Christ

1 Peter 1:18–21 (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 21 who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

IV Set free

Hebrews 2:14 (NKJV)

14 Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,

1 Corinthians 15:55 (NKJV)

55 “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?”