Lordís Day 5 Themes and Divisions

 

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

 

Bible reading:Psalm 49

 

C. Stam

 

I preach to you 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

 

Bible reading:Acts 16:11-18

 

K. Dijk

 

Redemption through justice

 

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

 

Bible 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)

 

Bible reading:none provided in the original source

 

W. Bredenhof

 

Payment must be made to meet Godís demand for justice

 

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

 

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

 

The dawn of our deliverance

 

1.      Godís loving favour

2.      Godís just demand

3.      Godís impossible obstacle

4.      Godís mediator and deliverer

 

Bible reading:Nahum 1

 

Our redemption reveals a great and praiseworthy God!

 

Weíll consider the connection between our redemption and his:

 

1.      Mercy

2.      Wisdom

3.      Power

 

Bible 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

 

Bible 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

 

Bible reading:Hebrews 2

 

R. Bredenhof

Counting the high cost of deliverance:

1.      full payment is needed

2.      many payers are excluded

3.      only one payer is accepted

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

ďWho are we?Ē Ė the Bibleís lesson in identity

1.      We fall with Adam

2.      We rise with Christ

 

Bible readings:Romans 5:12-6:14

 

C. Bouwman

 

Reconciliation with God our Maker is Godís gracious gift in Jesus Christ

 

1.      The folly of human effort

2.      The marvel of Godís mercy

3.      The consequence that follows

 

Bible 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

 

Bible 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

 

Bible reading:Romans 3:9-28

 

J. Smith

 

Seek the mediator that God provides

 

1.      A mediator who can lay down his life to satisfy Godís justice for us

2.      A mediator who take up his life again to obtain Godís mercy for us

 

Bible 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 canít pay

3.      How no mere creature can pay

 

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