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Jesus Redeems

All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified by his grace as a gift, through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.

Romans 3:23-24
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Redemption in New Testament times had a different meaning than it does today. Nowadays, we think of redeeming something in shopping terms. We redeem a coupon and the piece of paper acts as a dollar amount for something we want to purchase. In ancient days, the Greek word translated as “redeem,” agorazo, often referred to the act of buying a slave. It carried the meaning of releasing someone from their previous ownership into new ownership.

we all fall short

Romans 3:22 states that there is no difference between Jew and Gentile. All have sinned and fall short of His glory. In the same vein, all are freely justified by His grace, which is given to all who believe in the gospel of Christ. Jesus sees us and all our brokenness. We were fully known and fully loved by Jesus when He chose to die for us. When we understand the depth of this truth, we can accept the freedom He offers in the gospel. In John 8:32 Jesus states, “The truth will set you free.” That truth is:

  • There is no one who is good, not even one. (Romans 3:10)
  • All have sinned. (v. 23)
  • All are justified freely by His grace. (v. 24)
  • If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed. (John 8:36)

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It is so freeing to know you are completely forgiven. It is amazing that we know the creator of the universe, and He loves us so much! It is import to remember to show grace to those around us because of the grace Jesus showed to us!

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