Question 20: Who is the Redeemer? | 1 Timothy 2:1-6

QUESTION: Who is the Redeemer?

ANSWER: The only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin himself.
Have you ever been led astray by someone you thought you could trust? A teacher, parent, guide, counselor? Maybe you can think of an example in your favorite book or movie? What happened?

  • To be redeemed means to be restored. 
  • Every generation gravitates towards some type of mediator. 
  • Mediators can do things for us that we ourselves cannot do. 
  • Jesus Christ, the eternal son of God, is the only mediator between God and us and the only person that can bring us back into a right relationship with him. 

1 Timothy 2:1-6
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.
Every generation gravitates towards a mediator in most aspects of life.  Scientists & doctors tell us how to live safely in relationship with the world around us.  Politicians tell us how we should live in a relationship with each other, in a sense meditating between neighbors who we do not know.
  • What mediators does our culture prefer or gravitate towards?
  • What about you? Which are you naturally drawn towards?

In a world where many voices are vying for our trust, how can Jesus stand above the rest? What makes this relationship unique?

This week, pay attention to those clamoring to influence you or serve as your redeemer. Would these voices lead you astray or get you where you need to go?

Precious Redeemer, before the world began, you loved us. You gave up your glory to bear our shame. You glorified your Father by obeying him all the way to the cross. You deserve our praise, thanks, and worship. We have no hope but in you. Amen.