Hints for the Bible Class

1.
(1) Redeemer. (2) Redemption. (3) Redeemed.
(1) Christ is our Redeemer.
(2) Our redemption is effected by His blood.
(3) Christ's redeemed are His own by the right of redemption.
(1.)
A selection from Old Testament references to the Redeemer.
The kinsman-redeemer of Lev. 25 (read vers. 10, 47-53).
(2.)
Christ did not redeem us by His prayers. His miracles, His holy example, but by His blood. He "gave Himself for us that He might redeem us..." (Titus 2:1414Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. (Titus 2:14)).
The bondsman of Lev. 25 could redeem himself "if able" (v. 49) to do so. He might lay up a surplus from his labor, and so buy his freedom. But the spiritual bondsman is "sold under sin" (Rom. 7:1414For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. (Romans 7:14)), and has no works which he can offer whereby to purchase his liberty. "Not of works" (Eph. 2:99Not of works, lest any man should boast. (Ephesians 2:9)). "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy" (Titus 3:55Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; (Titus 3:5)).
(3.)