The Father’s Role in Redemption
Topic: Redemption Passage: 1 Peter 1:1–1:5
In this sermon podcast on 1 Peter 1:1-5, Pastor Brent exposes three “redeeming acts” performed by the Father as He accomplished His plan to redeem sinners.
The Bible clearly teaches that God exists in three persons, Father, Son and Spirit. This teaching has been articulated by Theologians as the “Trinity” or “Tri-Unity.” All three persons of the Trinity, as articulated in Scripture, play an active role in many facets of God’s economy.
One facet of God’s economy, that all three persons of the Trinity play an active role, is that of redemption. The Father, Son and Spirit all participate in the unfolding of the purpose, plan and accomplishment of redemption from a big picture perspective and also on an individual level.
Scripture teaches that the Father planned, orchestrated and is unfolding redemption according to His will. However, Scripture also teaches that the Father plays a role in redemption on an individual level. Every sinner that is redeemed, i.e. saved, he or she is redeemed as the Father accomplishes specific redeeming acts on his or her behalf.
In 1 Peter chapter 1, Peter unfolds at least a few of these personal and redeeming acts of the Father on behalf of the believer. As these redeeming acts are understood by the believer, that understanding should elicit worship, rejoicing, endurance and obedience from his or her life.