Lenten Study: Wednesday, 6:00 pm
Behold, the Lamb of God
A Five-Week Lenten Study on the “Atonement”
This Wednesday’s study for the 3rd Week in Lent
Study Leader: Wayne Lowe
We will look this week at the Christian reality that we are “The ransomed of the Lord,” by exploring the Old Testament theme of “redemption” (redemption in Hebrew is גָּאַל, pronounced gaw-al). To do this we will look at the Old Testament story of Ruth and how Boaz is Ruth’s “Kinsman-Redeemer.” Jesus, Paul and Peter all pick up this theme to describe our deliverance from bondage to sin- that we are ransomed, redeemed through the redeeming blood of the Lamb of God. Peter writes in 1 Peter 1:18-19:
You know that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your ancestors, not with perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without defect or blemish.
Conclusion: Jesus is our Kinsman-Redeemer.