Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 1:18–19
A. Because we all have sinned (Romans 3:23), there is no one who can say that they have no need of redemption (John 8:33–34).
B. The OT helps us to see where redemption is to be found.
I. All men stand in need of redemption.
A. The people of Israel often needed redemption from their enemies (Acts 13:17).
B. They also needed redemption from the law itself (Galatians 3:21–4:5; Hebrews 8:8–13; cf. Jeremiah 31:31–34).
C. Because all have sinned (Romans 3:10–18), all need redemption (Romans 4:6–8; cf. Psalms 32:1–2).
II. Where is redemption found?
A. It is not to be found in carnal things (Galatians 2:16; Hebrews 10:1–4; 1 Peter 1:18; cf. Numbers 3:40–51).
B. It is to be found exclusively in the blood of Jesus (1 Peter 1:19, 24; cf. Isaiah 53:5).
C. It is found in no other name (Acts 4:11–12; cf. Psalms 118:22).
III. Some will refuse the redemption found in Christ.
A. Ancient Jews resisted and often refused the redemption offered through Moses and the prophets (Acts 7:25, 39, 53).
B. Later Jews refused the redemption offered by Jesus and the apostles (Matthew 13:14–15; Romans 9:29–33; Acts 13:44–47).
C. Only a few would receive it (Romans 9:27; cf. Isaiah 10:22).
D. We must be careful not to refuse him (Hebrews 12:25).
A. The “day of salvation” is today (2 Corinthians 6:2; cf. Isaiah 49:8).
B. If you will obey the form of doctrine contained in the gospel of Jesus, you can be redeemed and delivered over to it (Romans 6:16–17).