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Resources: redemption

The Far Reaches of Christ’s Redemptive Work

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Eugene Peterson captures the universal implications of Christ’s redemption when he paraphrases Colossians 1:18-20 in The Message: “He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms-get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the Cross.”

Could Jesus have failed in His mission to redeem us?

Question from a reader:

I read the following from Paul Crouch of TBN, and wanted to get your opinion of it:

“A lot can happen in six hours. But not just any six hours. These six hours were the most unique and critical ones in the history of the world and, in fact, the universe. The fate of the very Godhead was at stake. ‘Heresy,’ someone says? Well, let’s ask the question: Could Jesus have failed in His mission?

“If your answer is ‘no,’ then the whole mission is a fraud. The possibility of failure had to be there ...

The God Who Brings Good Out of Bad (audio)

In this 53 minute clip, Randy Alcorn Dr. Wayne Grudem speak on the theme "Between Heaven and Earth" at the April 2010 Clarus Conference.  This is one of two messages given by Randy at the conference.

Randy Alcorn on thisistheday.fm (audio)

Randy Alcorn talks about God's redemptive plan for evil and suffering on Moody Radio's This is The Day broadcast.

How God Uses Evil for Good: A conversation with Mark Driscoll (video)

In this clip, part 2 of his interview with Pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church, Randy Alcorn talks about how God uses evil for good.

The New Earth is What We Are Longing For (video)

In this 5 minute video clip, Randy Alcorn talks about our longing for the redemption of the earth.

The Extent of Redemption (video)

To what extent will the world be redeemed? Randy reads a quote from theologian Steven J. Lawson and discusses how the curse of sin will be reversed. This video clip was excerpted from Randy's Eternity 101 DVD class, available at http://www.epm.org/store/product/eternity-101/

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