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Ephesians 1:7-10

Ephesians 1:7-10

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I. Background of the word “redemption”, and “redeemer”

1. Leviticus 25:48 One of his brothers may redeem him, or his uncle or his cousin may redeem him, or anyone of the rest of his blood relatives—his family—may redeem him (cf. Ruth 4:4-6; Exodus 21:8, Psalm 49:7-8)

2. The related terms “redemption” and “redeemer” have the following nuances

(a) A person or thing is helplessly stuck in the hands of another person or nation
(b) His/her release requires a ransom or costs money or life
(c) Generally, an immediate family member or relative is obligated to pay the ransom and release the helpless person or land
(d) Redemption refers to “release” or “liberation”
(e) Often, God is the one who releases the people

3. The believers have redemption in the present time (present tense) (verse 7a)

(a) God sacrificed Jesus whereby He provided the payment for sins committed and set the sinner free from punishment
(b) It is a permanent release from the guilt and punishment of sin
(c) Jesus is the redeemer, the goel (our brother?)

4. The redemption is the forgiveness of sins (verse 7b): it is an apposition to the term “redemption”

(a) Freeing of a person from what binds him/her
(b) Rescue from God’s just judgement and punishment

5. God’s grace has bestowed on the believers not only redemption, but also the necessary wisdom and insight by which they must live (verse 8)

(a) God no longer holds them guilty for their sins because they have been paid for
(b) The freedom of the believers is not for self-consumption but freedom to serve the living God

6. Jesus is the believers’ new head (boss) (verse 9-10)

(a) God brings the fragmented and disunited world under Christ
(b) Those who are under the new Head derive their authority from Him

II. Take Away

Live as liberated people and explore what it looks to live under the Lordship of Jesus Christ

Speaker: William J. Subash

Born and raised in south India, William J. Subash became a follower of Jesus Christ in 1983 at the age of nineteen. After a brief career in a tea and coffee plantation, Subash decided to spend rest of his life to preach about Jesus and his life-transforming message of God, which is popularly known as “the Gospel.” Subash teaches New Testament Studies at two institutions: SAIACS in India and Liberty University Online, VA, USA. Currently, Subash serves as the chief point person for GROW Gospel Initiatives and the Lead Pastor of the Crossroad Church, Bangalore. Write to him at wjsubash@crossroadbangalore.org