Who are You? Redeemed by the Son

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In her great hymn, Redeemed, how I Love to Proclaim it!, Fanny Crosby wrote these precious words,

“Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.”

If you are a Christian, you are redeemed. What is redemption? The word redemption means to “buy back.” It also signifies a “releasing” and “deliverance” – especially in regards to sin. In Paul said, “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace“. The Greek word used here for redemption carries a vivid word picture. It is one of a prisoner at a slave market, and the only way in which he can be set free is if one comes and pays the required price. This act is called redemption. For the Christian, what was the price for their redemption? We need to acknowledge that it was a price that we could not pay. Why? Continue reading Who are You? Redeemed by the Son

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

Children’s Book Review: The Priest with Dirty Clothes

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The Plot

Based on -5 this book tells the story of a young priest named Jonathan. He was granted special priestly clothes and was then invited to the King’s castle to preach his first sermon. On the way to the castle his clothes got dirty. As he stood before the king, Malus, the court magician began to mock and malign him. The king had compassion on Jonathan and told him that he could not preach with dirty clothes and was granted a second chance. Unable to make his clothes clean, Jonathan was told about the great Prince. The great Prince told Continue reading Children’s Book Review: The Priest with Dirty Clothes

3:1 Then he showed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him.