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The Person, Work and Reward of the Redeemer

Redemption Appointed

A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of delivering a lecture at the Rhymes & Reformation Conference here in Savannah, GA. I was asked to speak on the subject of Redemption Appointed. Knowing that the greatest teaching in Scripture on this subject comes from our Lord Jesus' own testimony concerning His inter-Trinitarian relationship with His Father and the Holy Spirit, I sought to capture, from the fourth Gospel, the biblical idea of how God the Father, in the counsel of eternity, appointed His eternally beloved Son to accomplish the work of redemption for His people in order to bring them to glory and give them the eternal inheritance. Since the Scriptures are primarily about the Person, work and reward of the Son, I attempted to incorporate some of the ideas expressed in two posts at the Christward Collective (e.g. "How Did Jesus Read the Old Testament?" - Part 1 and Part 2). I hope that this talk will be beneficial to you as you grow in your own understanding of what it means that Jesus is the second Adam, true Israel, Covenant-keeper and Heir of all things for His people. I would also recommend that you get a copy of A Faith Worth Teaching and read Mark Jones' outstanding chapter on "The Christology of the Heidelberg Catechism" (an unparalleled summary of the substance of the Christology I sought to bring into the lecture). You can listen to the talk from the Conference here.

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