carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise,
The Benefits of Christ's Redemption
In a world where many now communicate by text-messaging, we have become very accustomed to abbreviating our world of facts and concepts to their barest of symbols and meanings. Even Christians have long grown accustomed to referring to the wondrous work of Christ and His Holy Spirit in the redemption of lost sinners as simply "getting saved" or "being born again".
But Scripture does not abbreviate this concept. Rather, it unpacks it for us in marvelously full and meaningful language that makes our new life in Christ come alive and gives us a real and living hope for what lies ahead in our future.
In teaching this series, I followed the outline of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, which not only provided an excellent guide bur has proven faithful to the fullness of Scripture's revelation of this precious doctrine.
I have provided you with that section of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, along with relevant Scriptural proof-texts (borrowed from the OPC website) and copies of the sermon notes as well.
May God bless you as you explore this wonderful topic with us.
Intro: Redemption Accomplished! - John 3:16 (WSC #21-28)
Intro (cont.): Redemption Applied! - Ephesians. 2:1-10 (WSC #29-30)
Part 1:The Benefits for this Life
A. An Awakening of the Dead - 2 Timothy 1:1-14 (WSC #31)
B. Total Conversion - 2 Corinthians 7 (WSC #86-87)
C. A Clear Standing - 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 (WSC #32-33)
D. A New Family - Romans 8:1-17 (WSC #34)
E. A New Testimony - Philippians 2:1-18 (WSC #35)
F. Even Spiritual 'Perks'! - Hebrews 12:1-3 (WSC #36)
Part 2: The Redeemed of the Lord at Death - John 5:19-29 (WSC #37)
Part 3: The Redeemed of the Lord at the Resurrection - 1 Cor. 15:12-24, 35-49 (WSC #38)
|David G. Barker