Free Bible study materials from Gospel Way

Home > Lord's Supper Talks


The Lord’s Supper and Redemption by Jesus’ Blood


The meaning of redemption and its connection to the blood of JesusWhat is redemption, and what is its relationship to the blood of Jesus and the Lord’s Supper?

1 Peter 1:18,19 – …You were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.

“Redeem” means “to free by paying a ransom … to liberate from an oppressive situation, set free, rescue …” – Bauer-Danker-Arndt-Gingrich.

Consider the meaning of redemption and how it relates to the blood of Jesus that we remember in the Lord’s Supper.

Redemption from Physical Circumstances

We usually think of redemption regarding forgiveness of sins. But the term is often used, especially in the Old Testament, to being bought back from physical circumstances. For example:

Redemption of property

Leviticus 25:25,26 – Financial problems may compel a man to sell property. But if he later prospered, he may redeem or purchase the property back. Or a relative could redeem the property so it remained in the family.

Ruth 4:4 illustrates this. Because of poverty, Naomi’s husband had sold his property. Years later when Naomi returned from Moab with her daughter-in-law Ruth, a near kinsman named Boaz chose to redeem or buy back the property.

(Exodus 13:15 – redemption of the firstborn son)

Redemption from slavery or bondage

Deuteronomy 15:15 – You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you... When God enabled the Israelites to be set free from slavery in Egypt, He redeemed or bought them to Himself. As a result, they became His people. (Exodus 6:6; Deuteronomy 7:8)

Later, because of their sins, the people became slaves in Babylon. God again redeemed or purchased them to Himself to set them free from slavery. (Isaiah 48:20)

Other examples illustrate that redeeming means buying something back from belonging to someone else.

Redemption from Sin

In the spiritual application, people who should belong to God have become slaves to sin because they disobeyed God.

Romans 6:16 – Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one's slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness? By practicing sin, we became enslaved: we put ourselves under the power of sin.

Titus 2:14 – Jesus gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Hebrews 9:12 – Not with the blood of goats and calves, but with His own blood He entered the Most Holy Place once for all, having obtained eternal redemption.

Revelation 5:9 – And they sang a new song, saying: “…You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation.”

Conclusion

So Jesus Christ voluntarily paid the price of dying on the cross to purchase us back from the power of sin. As a result, we no longer belong to sin, but we now belong to Jesus. This makes us responsible to obey and serve Him.

This is the power of the blood of Jesus Christ which we now remember in the Lord’s Supper.

(Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14)


(c) Copyright David E. Pratte, 2021; www.gospelway.com

Local churches and individuals may, within limits, distribute this Bible study guide for free, but not for sale.  Web sites may link to this page but not reproduce it. Click here for more information about our copyright guidelines.

For a complete list of Bible articles and study materials by the author please visit these web sites: www.gospelway.com and www.biblestudylessons.com


Gospel Way Home Page Return to our home page (the Gospel Way)

www.gospelway.com - Please bookmark our site in your favorites.

GospelWay.com | COURSES/COMMENTARIES, etc. | BIBLE | SALVATION | CHURCH | CHRISTIAN'S LIFE | GOD | MORALITY | MANKIND | INVITATIONS | FAMILY | CREATION | AUDIO | ARTICLES | TOPICS | RELIGIONS | PUBLICATIONS | VIDEO | GOVERNMENT | EMAIL ARTICLES

Follow us at:

Free Bible study materials from Gospel Way on mewe.com Free Bible study materials from Gospel Way on Parler Bible study videos by David Pratte on rumble.com  Bible Study group on Facebook (R) Free Bible study materials from Gospel Way on Twitter Bible study videos by David E. Pratte on YouTube Bible study articles from Pratte-Brailey Publications on Pinterest Gospelway Bible study blog RSS Bible study feed Free Bible study materials Subscribe to our free Bible study email lists. E-mail us at the Gospel Way

Links from other web sites are welcome and encouraged:
www.gospelway.com The Gospel Way: Free Bible Study Online Materials & Guides

See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) if you have questions about our site or author.

Scripture quotations are generally from the New King James Version (NKJV), copyright 1982, 1988 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. used by permission. All rights reserved.

Hit-meter: 48923014