Remembering Redemption is a series of devotionals designed to prepare our hearts for our Good Friday and Easter services. Devotions start on Wednesday, March 15.

The Google definition of redemption is: “The action of saving or being saved from sin, error or evil. The action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing of a debt.” 

Bible Study Tools adds an additional insight: “In the Old Testament, redemption involves deliverance from bondage based on payment of a price by a redeemer.” Each of these nuances of the word will apply as we explore this topic. Inherent in the word redemption is the idea of being freed from bondage—whether that is being captive of a slave owner, or in bondage
to sin. One moment one is a slave, the next moment one is totally released, because of the intervention of the Redeemer.

We will examine how the elements surrounding the event of the Passover, and commemorated over the millennia, speak to us today of the wonders we have been given through the grace of redemption (an unearned favor of God—given as a gift, and not by our own efforts). We need to refresh these wonders in our minds in order to truly develop a grateful heart for what the Lord has done for us. 

With each day’s reading there will be some thoughts to consider and a prayer for the Lord’s work in our hearts to help us understand how each day’s insights apply to our lives. 


Doug Friesen
Pastor of Worship Ministries
815.459.1095 (x313)

Sheri Cook
Director of Special Ministries
815.459.1095 (x327)