Search ResultsGood Friday Service (March 28, 1986) On Good Friday, this sermon asserts that in the death of Jesus Christ, our redemption is complete; it calls hearers to rest in the knowledge that Jesus' final words grant believers freedom from constant strivings.
See more hymns... The luminosity of God's redemption Patricia Tull's commentary on Isaiah 61:10-62:3 notes the common thread of "the unavoidable visibility, the unquenchable luminosity, of God's deeds and their results." The redemption of Zion will be visible to all nations. Evolution, Atonement, and the Redemption of All Creation (Part 1) Given difficulties in envisaging atonement as satisfaction of the wrath of a vengeful God, many theologians avoid using the language of atonement when speaking about the non-human world, but instead rely on the language of redemption. God's Promise of Redemption Thom Shuman's resources include a call to reconciliation that recognizes God's continual grace, a unison prayer of confession that juxtaposes our foolishness with God's wisdom, and an assurance of pardon that declares God's offer of redemption. A Case of Apposition: Redemption - Forgiveness This devotional by Mark D. Roberts on Ephesians 1:7 uses the grammatical concept of apposition to explain how God freed us from the penalty of sin and death through forgiveness marked by Christ's act of redemption. What Would Jesus Say to Shawshank Redemption's Samuel Norton? In this sermon illustration, Chuck Queen uses the film "The Shawshank Redemption" as a metaphor to demonstrate both the freedom of truly following Christ and the death and destruction that results from toxic, self-serving Christianity. Redemption and reversal Leigh Kern comments on 1 Samuel 2:1-10; 1 Samuel 1:4-20; Hebrews 10:11-14; Mark 13:1-8; and 1 Samuel 2:1-10, wrestling with themes of redemption and reversal. Discussion questions included. The King of Creation in the Gardens of Redemption: A Holy Week/Easter Series During Holy Week we often focus on the “red” storyline of Christ’s shed blood offered as atonement for our sins. This is the central message of the cross. However, both before and beyond the cross is... The Shawshank Redemption This quote from "The Shawshank Redemption" screenplay illustrates an example of how small moments of joy and connection to God's creation can feel like freedom in the midst of suffering.