The Meaning of Redemption
This week’s image on the Grace Wheel is Redemption. Redemption means deliverance or freedom secured from some evil by payment of a price. God loves us, cherishes us, values us so much that Jesus was willing to sacrifice himself so that we would be redeemed from our slavery to sin.
Read John 8:34-36.
Jesus teaches us that everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
Read Romans 7:14 - 8:17.
Paul explains this concept even more.
First Covenant Church is part of the Evangelical Covenant Church (ECC), which is a rapidly growing multi-ethnic denomination in the United States and Canada, with ministries on five continents of the world. Founded in 1885 by Swedish immigrants, the ECC values the Bible as the word of God, the gift of God's grace, and an ever-deepening spiritual life that comes through faith with Jesus Christ. We value the importance of extending God's love and compassion to a hurting world, and the strength that comes from unity within diversity.