For me, i.e. to keep things straight in my own head, I thought that it might be helpful to put things down in a journal form, linking to bible verses that apply, then discuss or share them with others opening up a dialog
I ask a friend what he thought and He said "What makes you think anyone will listen to you?" I really wasn't trying to teach anyone! I just wanted to have a discussion on the bible. Let Gods word do the teaching! We are kind of house bound these days and not getting out much, so I thought that this might be a way of having fellowship.
To my surprise ... we have had pageviews all over the world.
Places like Venezula, Ukranine, Russia, South Africa, Nigeria ... just one or two but still ... to have a little imput ... We plant and We water but God gives the increase.
You never know .. I read a story about the snow boarder that won the olympic gold for the women and She just heard a couple of words like ... God Loves you and the Lord changed her life.
I guess the World is just hungry for Gods word.
I forget that some people just do not have access to the Bible like we do !
Or maybe they are afraid to have one openly displayed!
I really do not know how it must feel to be in a country where people can come an shoot your family!
Gods promises become real when it is you that are in the crisis .
I have been a Christian all my life ... He has never let me down. If you are alone in some Hotel room just ask the Lord into your life right where you are and He will give you His spirit. I remember when that happened to me .. a clean start over ... and a joy that you just cannot explain.
Keep looking up!
Trust with all your heart!
Lean not on your intellect!
Redemption, "to deliver by paying a price."
The New Testament doctrine.
The New Testament records the fulfilment of the Old Testament types and prophecies of redemption through the sacrifice of Christ. The completed truth is set forth in the three words which are translated redemption
(1) Greek, "agorazo", "to purchase in the market." The underlying thought is of a slave-market. The subjects of redemption are "sold under sin" (Romans 7:14) but are, moreover, under sentence of death; (Ezekiel_18:4); (John 3:18); (John 3:19); (Romans 3:19); (Galatians 3:10); and the purchase price is the blood of the Redeemer who dies in their stead; (Galatians 3:13); (2 Corinthians 5:21); (Matthew 20:28); (Mark 10:45); (1 Timothy 2:6); (1 Peter 1:18).
(2) Greek, "exagorazo", "to buy out of the market." The redeemed are never again to be exposed to sale;
(3) Greek, "lutroo", "to loose," "to set free by paying a price" (John 8:32); (Galatians 4:4); (Galatians 4:5); (Galatians 4:31); (Galatians 5:13); (Romans 8:21). Redemption is by sacrifice and by power
Christ paid the price, the Holy Spirit makes deliverance IN actual experience (Romans 8:2).
Grace (in salvation), Romans 4:4-16 Romans 3:24