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October 19, 2020 12:00 am
“For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s” (1 Corinthians 6:20).
Will apply, and additional Sherry Bradley Junior welcoming you to another broadcast of the Baptist Bible. I hope you take time to write and let us know that you mission. We depend on our listeners for support to keep the program on their own station. Others carried the program.
Her dress is the Baptist Bible. Our Box 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217 first Corinthians chapter 6 and verse 20. The apostle Paul says ER vault with a price.
The Scriptures have a lot to say about redemption in Job 1925 Joan said I know that my Redeemer liveth in Psalm 19 verse 14 David says, oh Lord, my strength and my Redeemer. In Isaiah chapter 59 in verse 20. It says the Redeemer shall come to Zion. Romans chapter 3 verse 24 says, being justified freely through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus in this passage in first Corinthians chapter 6, verse 24 ER vault with a price.
Therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. We sing about redemption in number 489 redeemed, how I love the claimant redeemed by the blood of the Lamb M number 605 how I love the great Redeemer some reference to a Redeemer and subject matter relating to redemption is one that is seen repeatedly in the Scripture one about which we continually sing we understand redemption to be what is coming to you when we speak of the Redeemer. If someone asked you the question.
Have you been reading what would be your response will look at some of the things clearly taught in the word of God on this important subject, particularly look at the lessons to be learned from this text and first within chapter 6, verse 20.
First of all, we consider the need of redemption and exit are the people saying I don't need a Savior. I think I'm a pretty good person. The whole concept of needing redemption is foreign to them. So why is it that we need to be redeemed. You need it because you have broken God's law. God is a holy God is the sovereign creator are he had absolute right to establish laws and to say here's the penalty for violating the book of Romans chapter 3 verse 10 as it is written, there is none righteous, no not one.
No matter how an individual might claim to be superior to others to be righteous in himself. Fact is, there is none righteous, verse 19 now we know that whensoever the law sayeth it say after them who are under the law, that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God. All the world. Every member of Adams family stand guilty before God. Verse 23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. There is no exception, an individual might try to make out a case for himself saying I'm just not all that bad normally have my faults only have my personality flaws but I really haven't done anything seriously terrible. I haven't really violated the laws of the land of never been arrested never done and things just just terribly bad. Let's think about God's law. Jesus summarize it when he said that the first and greatest commandment is that you love the Lord God with all your mind and heart, soul and strength.
I willing to stand up and having That commitment. Can anybody be in such darkness today is to lay claim to the fact that the I have always in every detail of my life in every decision I've made all the use of my time and my resources I have love God supremely know it's pretty evident that you love yourself. We hear much of our society today about the need of self-esteem. I tardy out the roof you already think highly of yourself like that not the problem. Most of what you've done in life has been the suit yourself.
You want to do what you wanted and little thought has been given the fact that I am to supremely love God and honor him in all things by nature, you are a servant of sin a slave to sin. This is why redemption is necessary for the gospel of John chapter 8. These are the words of Jesus is not a matter of what an individual laying perceive and what the personal opinion may be. This is what Jesus has to say John chapter 8 verse 32 and you shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free. Truth will make you free. But the fact is you need freedom the country in bondage. The answer, we be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man. How sayest thou, he shall be made free of the audacity of this claim, the Jews, who are hearing him say have a minimum on ever in bondage for 400 years they were slaves in Egypt had been in bondage.
But in their self-righteous approach you could be talking to us, but never been slightly never been in bondage and so when we talk about the need for redemption so proud so excited I enslaved to sin. Balance of the darkness in which one is held when they failed to see that for a lifetime.
You have constantly sinned against the holy God of heaven. Jesus answered them, verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committed sin is the servant of St. though if you commit sin you're serving. Sin during bondage your slave to sin. This is because of your fallen sinful nature. Nobody ever had to teach you how to senior Hamlet where well on euro. Nobody ever has to encourage you to sin, you sin because you want to sin because you're a sinner by nature.
Romans chapter 6 verse 16 know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey his servants ER to whom you may wonder of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness yourself to yield ourselves to sin.
You're the servant of sin. You're a slave you're in bondage.
First 24. When you were the servants of sin, you were free from righteousness prior to your experience of grace.
When you are indeed in bondage you with the servant of sin and therefore you were free, but not free is managed like the poster freedom you were free from righteousness. You are not living righteously, and godly Romans chapter 5 verse 10 goes to far as to describe the condition of man and nature as being at enmity against God. Not only by nature are slave to sin.
You are the enemy of God because you resist God's commandments you break his law, you are by nature God says this is the way your to live and you disregard all there may be a certain sense of morality in your life.
There's some things you haven't done because you wouldn't want to suffer the consequences of your action. There something to refrain from because you want to be esteemed by others, but you see man by his own effort does not recommend himself to God that brings us to consider. The second thing the means of redemption. We see the need of it. Man needs it because it's a fallen center because he's a rebel against God because he's God's enemies he needs redemption.
What's the means of some out of a sable rather independent individual. If I'm not a problem. I little to depend on anybody and someone solve but I want to tell you this is one problem you can't solve this this this is one price you cannot pay Shiloh I look at some things I'm not. I'm not completely bad there.
There are some things I've done that there are commendable and pretty look at what God says about that in Isaiah chapter 64 verse six. Even your righteousness is ours filthy rights. Even the things that you have done that you are proud of may have been on for the role of the militant of the glory of God and he said whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
If it wasn't an act that was carried out because of your faith in God and your dependence upon Jesus Christ.
That action is not something that's acceptable and pleasing to give remember the lesson Jesus gave concerning the Pharisee who entered the temple to pray, he felt good about himself. He says I think me that I'm not as other men are not unjust, not an extortion or in other words, he saying I have done anything real bad. And not only that I'm religious I fast twice a week and I give tithes of all that I possess County was no doubt a respectable citizen. He probably would've been fine man to have a neighborhood.
He kept up his property. He paid his taxes. CEP bid almost outward things that would make him a good citizen standing before God.
God rejected his prayer he was in trouble he didn't come as a broken center became in self-righteousness, and God did not hear his prayer, you cannot pay the price. Your works are inadequate.
Ephesians chapter 2 verse eight says it's not of works lest any man should boast start trying to enumerate some of the things that you have done commendable things.
Maybe how you've helped other people you been given nice and kind but it doesn't matter how many works you may be able to account for this work of exemption doesn't come about on the basis of your works well then great emphasis is put on the human will buy some theologians and yet man and his fallen state is depraved in his will in his mind and his deed ever part of the mentor's affections. Romans chapter 9 verse 16 says it is not of him.
The will of God that shows mercy.
So although some might present the idea that it's just an act of the will that if you just make the right decision. Redemption will become a reality. But here's what God says in his word.
It is not of him that went with that. The phone with many is I need to become religious if I got a problem at the center. If I'm considered the enemy of God. Need to get things straightened out. Particularly if you see that life is fragile. Time is short. It's passing you by, you realize.
Someday on I will die today. I'm going to meet my maker to get the house in order.
So what did I do honey to become religious, so some get the idea that if I've will followed in an evangelistic crusade in China pledge card and say I give my heart to Jesus that much of the right or somebody else and won't get away. But maybe it's all right with me anyway because I was christened as a baby another person. Besides, I guess I've never been baptized. I need to be baptized and if I go to the water, then surely my sins will be washed away various forms, ceremonies and rituals are looked at the idea that if I participate in them to be clean and used my sins will be lost away. But Jesus talked about the Pharisees of his day in Matthew chapter 15.
The eighth verse and says this people drawls not to me with their mouth, but their heart is far from me see the problem is not the lack of participation in outward forms religious rites and ceremonies.
The problem is a heart problem. The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked who can know it. Jesus says it the heart that the terrible sins, it's it it it's not just Satan's temptation.
It's it's not just other areas where you might want to choosing finger. The heart itself is corrupt and from the heart comes envy and strife and adulteries and all the other Terminix sins of the flesh. She said you couldn't come to have a heart once the need, not whitewashing it all with participation in religious ceremonies, not just put your name on the church. Look what you need is a little hard. That's what God gives vibrancy said I'll take away the heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.
This is the promise of the new covenant is recorded in the book of Jeremiah and confirm the book of Hebrews is being that which God does for us by his sovereign grace so you cannot redeem yourself, but redemption comes through the blood of Jesus Christ redeemed, how I love to proclaim, redeem by the blood of the Lamb. First Peter chapter 1 speaks of this beautifully. Verse 18 for as much is you know that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot you are writing with corruptible things, you couldn't come before God and say I'm ready to pay the price to quantities.
How strange that some of held the view that even after one is departing from this life. That money maybe pain and contribute therefore to the release of that soul from purgatory and gained admittance for them to happen. But this is not meaningless silver and gold. Not enough money in the world to pay for the redemption of one single center but you redeem with the precious blood of Jesus Christ as much as we saying about the Redeemer as much, as we sing about the shedding of his blood and we saying there is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel's veins and sinners lose all their guilt this thing, but I'm confident that none of as much as we've read about as much as we've heard pricks as much as we shut about it, comprehend the magnitude of what is suggested by being Dean to the blood of Jesus Christ we see the Savior giving himself when the soldiers came to Carraway when Peter was ready to fight you should get behind me Satan become the fighting comes down. It meant so please, you could've called for legions of angels to defend it, but he gave himself because the purpose of his coming.
They nailed him to the cross. They had beaten, but said his visit was mar that he didn't even have the appearance of a man the crown of thorns was pressed down upon his brow. The physical pain endured crucifixion is beyond my ability to comprehend the struggle to breathe as one moves against those names and the Hannah tries to lift himself up, to breathe in the excruciating pain in the hands and then grasping for fair one. Breath and ultimately after being on the cross, suffering the one being crucified usually dies of suffocation. But as we think about the horror of those physical sufferings they are almost insignificant in comparison to what it meant for the spotless Lamb of God, the only perfect man to ever live God in the flesh to have sin, but upon Steve main sin for us, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him came with the sin of his people and later calling the father turn his back yard show the Sonos blotted out of the dark cloud the Savior cried.
My vasectomy is beyond our ability to comprehend that he was made sin's total price.
The shedding of his blood to pay the price that was necessary to redeem us to secure us to purchase us a Sager bought with a price and that price was the precious blood of Jesus Christ. The book of Galatians chapter 3 verse 13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of all being made a curse for us, for it is written, person is everyone that I have on the tree. We were under the curse and condemnation of sin. We deserve to suffer we deserve the wrath of God. Christ was made a curse for us the penalty that was due laid upon him. What a remarkable thing.
I will amazing is his grace that he gave himself to redeem us.
Paul refers to the 20th chapter of the book of acts, verse 28. Take heed brethren of yourselves with all the flock, of which the Holy Ghost is made you overseers, to feed the church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood.
This, of course, he speaks not of an individual local congregation for the church of the firstborn, the church of all the children. The redeemed of God he purchased the church with his own precious blood. He paid the price he got what he paid for. We see then the clear declaration that Jesus Christ is the Redeemer. This was the price necessary.
The justice of God had to be met.
The holiness of God had to be upheld was not just a matter of God saying I'm going to be gracious and overlook your sin, because then he would no longer had been faithfully just God, the law had to be satisfied. The penalty to be met and it was only then through this sacrificial death of Jesus Christ that we give the command center could be redeemed as we see the declaration of resale also pictures of it in the Scriptures. Remember when the children of Israel were in Egyptian bondage and God was sending the players one after another upon the Egyptians. I remember these are pagans.
These are people who have violated God's law is as I have no other gods before me. And they had many gods and in the process of bringing his people out from this land. He's going to devastate the land and devastate their gods and prove that he is the one true and living God. Pharaoh's heart continue to be hardened nine plagues have come now number 10 in the book of Exodus we read in chapter 12 of the 12 verse four. I will pass through the land of Egypt this night and will smite all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment on the low base on which I will I have difficulty with that. I just understand why would a loving God meat out such judgment upon the people you see that statement reveals that we just do not grass the holiness of God and his hatred for sin than that idolatry is a great offense and he was going to punish these idolaters. I'm going to execute judgment on the gods of Egypt and the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where you are and when I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt, but says at midnight the death Angel past the land of the firstborn, and every family will die. But in telling you my people, there is a way of escape, you little lamb and you keep it up for 14 days, it might be proven to be without spot and without blemish and you cut its throat, and you catch its blood in the basin and then you put the blood on the door close over over the door and on either side pass through the land when I see them I will pass over you and then the observance of the Passover was instituted, and these people were to observe it every year an annual event, reminding them of that night, but so many died in Egypt. Can you imagine the mother holding the little baby in her arms along the Egyptians and at night at midnight but baby dies and the cries and groans are heard throughout the land. But here's what losers are like mothers that nestles that little child in her arms and she may hear the cries from a distance, but her little child lives is because of her own righteousness is a because she superior know it's because there's blood on the door posts representing the sacrificed, the lamp did not in this sacrificial lamb wanted to Jesus Christ, our Passover lamb would come the things of time and put away sin when wonderful truth to know that we been bought with a price that would price it was that Jesus Christ laid down his life poured out his precious blood to redeem us to save us to secure us.
They rejoice in the salvation that we have in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I hope that you were right in the snow you listen grass Baptist Bible 1737, Cincinnati, OH 45217 Richard next time. This is Sherry Bradley Junior bidding goodbye and may God bless and I began a will and all