Redemption – 1 Peter 1: 18 & 19


 My usual practice is to present topical Bible studies. But this message is a different study.
This is an expository study of two verses in the Bible, 1 Peter chapter 1 verses 18 and 19.
An expository study presents the meaning and intent of a biblical text, providing commentary and examples to make the passage clear and understandable. And so here we are trying to dig deep into these Bible verses.
To start the study let us read the passage:

1 Peter 1 : 18 - 19 
18 knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,
 19 but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.  (NKJV)

Claim Your Blessings

James 1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.    (NKJV)

Man is a precious creation of God.
God cares for man more than anything else that He has created.
So God is ready to bless man abundantly with all the blessings of Heaven.
God rejoices in a blessed man.

But Heaven gives nothing freely.
Everything in Heaven has a price tag.
Even Salvation is not a free gift from Heaven

This may be new news for you.
So please continue to read.

How to become an extra ordinary person?

These are days in which everybody wants to become an extra ordinary person
People want to receive extra ordinary power, extra ordinary beauty, extra ordinary wealth, extra ordinary success etc.
They are ready to adopt any method to become extra ordinary.

There are lot of business that offers different methods to become extra ordinary.
Some motivational speakers, some other corporate trainers, religious leaders, physical fitness experts, beauticians etc. are in the field offering different methods.
Tragically, it is a truth that none of us become extra ordinary by practicing any of these methods.

This is the paradox of this century.

Between Two Wars

All Bible verses are taken from the New King James Version, if not otherwise mentioned

War never ends with war
It is a continuous process
All wars continue until the enemy is totally destroyed to the point that he will never come back.
A War ends only by the total destruction of the enemy

This is an eternal and universal truth.
Nothing has changed this principle so far.

So our ancients also knew this principle about war
And hence they tried to annihilate the enemy during the war.