Lord’s Day 5

J. Kok

The basic principles of redemption:

  1. The necessity for redemption
  2. The possibility of redemption
  3. The nature of redemption
  4. The manner of redemption
  5. The powerlessness to effect redemption (De machteloosheid tot verlossing)
  6. The only mediator for redemption

Scripture reading:  Psalm 49

C. Stam

The Gospel of Jesus Christ concerning the one way of salvation

  1. The wonderful destination of this way
  2. The great obstacle on this way
  3. The only possibility of this way

Scripture reading:  Acts 16:11-18

K. Dijk

Redemption through justice

  1. Why is it necessary?
  2. How is it possible? 

Scripture reading:  Isaiah 1:18-31

The confession regarding the possibility of redemption

  1. It rests not with us (impossible)
  2. It rests only with God (possible)

Scripture reading:  none provided in the original source

Wes Bredenhof

Payment must be made to meet God’s demand for justice

  1. This payment must be made by man
  2. This payment cannot be made by a mere man

Scripture readings:  Ezekiel 18:19-23, Exodus 19:16-25

The dawn of our deliverance

  1. God’s loving favour
  2. God’s just demand
  3. God’s impossible obstacle
  4. God’s mediator and deliverer

Scripture reading:  Nahum 1

Our redemption reveals a great and praiseworthy God!

We’ll consider the connection between our redemption and his:

  1. Mercy
  2. Wisdom
  3. Power

Scripture readings:  Isaiah 59, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31

The way of escape

This way involves:

  1. A full payment
  2. A full payment that neither we nor any creature can make
  3. A full payment that another can make for us

Scripture reading:  Genesis 7

We confess our great need for propitiation

  1. Who must be propitiated
  2. For whom this propitiation is necessary
  3. Who can work this propitiation

Scripture reading:  Hebrews 2

Reuben Bredenhof

In gratitude we count the high cost of our deliverance:

  1. full payment is needed
  2. many payers are excluded
  3. only one payer is accepted

Scripture readings:  Psalm 49, Ephesians 2:1-18

“Who are we?” – the Scripture’s lesson in identity

  1. We fall with Adam
  2. We rise with Christ

Scripture readings:  Romans 5:12-6:14

God in his righteousness requires a full payment for sin

  1. The debt we daily increase
  2. The price we cannot pay
  3. The Mediator who can cover the cost

Scripture readings: Matthew 18:21-35, Colossians 2:11-23

C. Bouwman

Reconciliation with God our Maker is God’s gracious gift in Jesus Christ

  1. The folly of human effort
  2. The marvel of God’s mercy
  3. The consequence that follows

Scripture readings:  Hebrews 2:14-18, Revelation 16:1-11

R.H. Bremmer

Is there a way to redemption?

  1. God opens it
  2. We ourselves cannot open it
  3. It is given in Christ

Scripture reading:  Romans 3:19-31

B. Holwerda

The requirements for the Mediator fixed in the structure of the covenant of works

Because the covenant of works means that the payment must come:

  1. From one who is a true man
  2. From one who is a righteous man
  3. From one who is true God

Scripture reading:  Romans 3:9-28

J. Smith

Seek the mediator that God provides

  1. A mediator who can lay down his life to satisfy God’s justice for us
  2. A mediator who takes up his life again to obtain God’s mercy for us

Scripture reading:  John 10:1-18

E. Kampen

Trust in Jesus, for there is no other way to the Father

We see this as we consider:

  1. The need to pay
  2. How we can’t pay
  3. How no mere creature can pay

Scripture readings:  John 14:1-14, Romans 8:1-8