Bible Study Part 1: Redemption Planned

During our Saturday morning Bible studies over the next few weeks, we will be considering the doctrine of the Covenant of Redemption. Our Confession of Faith helps to explain the nature of this covenant when it states that: “It pleased God, in his eternal purpose, to choose and ordain the Lord Jesus, his only begotten Son, according to the covenant made between them both, to be the mediator between God and man; the Prophet, Priest, and King; head and Savior of the church, the heir of all things, and judge of the world; unto whom he did from all eternity give a people to be his seed and to be by him in time redeemed, called, justified, sanctified and glorified.”

As we consider this doctrine (which one theologian called “the foundation of the whole of our salvation”) may we not only see its grand significance, but may we marvel at what Thomas Goodwin called “the greatest affair, between persons of the highest sovereignty and majesty, that was ever transacted either in heaven or earth, or ever will be.”

If you are in the Redlands area on Saturday mornings, I personally invite you to join in this study with us. It should greatly expand our understanding of God’s purposes in redemption, Christ’s appointment as mediator, and what God the Father promised to Christ as a reward for His soul’s travail!