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