Lesson 4, Activity 1

Overview and Objectives

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Lesson Overview

God does not abandon His rebels. He moves toward them to rescue and restore broken humanity. In lesson 4, Dr. Young will explore how God rescues his creation. We will take an in-depth look at Abraham, an example and model of how God intimately involves people in His mission of restoration. In an article, Dr. Bill Klein will examine our identity through the lens of I Peter 2:9. And graduate and pastor, Joe Serdinski, reflects on how his seminary journey helped him to take God out of a box.

Lesson Objectives

When you complete this lesson, you should be able to do the following:

  • Explain how the idea of ransom is present in both the Old and New Testaments.
  • Explain God’s purpose for creating a people until Himself.
  • Describe how the Bible is devoted to shaping God’s people for participation in His redemptive mission.
  • Explain what we learn about God’s ultimate purpose through the calling of Abraham.
Personal Reflection

As you proceed through this lesson have the following question in mind.
There are three components to the biblical idea of redemption: rescue, restoration, and ransom. Reflect on your understanding of these concepts.