The Son’s Role in Redemption
July 5, 2015 Speaker: Brent Small
Topic: Redemption Passage: 1 Peter 1:18–1:19
In this sermon podcast on 1 Peter 1:18-19, Pastor Brent seeks to explain the Son’s primary role in accomplishing our redemption and offer five “benefits” of the Son’s redeeming work as it is applied to us as believers.
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 accomplished His redeeming plan through the Son. The Father gave the role to the Son to be the ransom for sinners. The Son, Jesus Christ, would go to the cross giving His life and shedding His blood to redeem, i.e. ransom, sinners from the bondage of sin.
Having paid the ransom for sin, sinners are set free from its bondage. But, as the redemption Christ provided is applied to the believer, His redeeming work provides even more benefits to the sinner who is now rescued and a part of God’s Kingdom.