최종 수정일: 2020년 3월 23일
Family Talk (Luke 2:21-35)
1. Joseph and Mary obeyed Exodus 13:11-16, why did God create ceremonies as ways for parents to disciple their children?
It was God’s design to have parents as the main disciplers of their children.
The entire chapter of Deuteronomy 6 ties in the greatest commandment (verse 4-5) with the command for parents to teach their children (verses 2, 7-9, 20-25).
Psalm 78:1-8, also shows the importance of parent to child discipleship, much of the rest of the chapter shows us the consequences of not teaching our children.
See also Joshua 4:6-7
Studies show that: while 70-88% of youth leave the church by the second year of college, 89% percent of children of parents who tried to live out their faith in the home stayed in the faith. This is why we have family talk.
2. The biblical word for Redemption originated from buying the freedom of a slave (Paying the price for someone), what are some other narratives in the Bible that show redemption, and how does it point to Christ?
God redeems Israel from Egypt
Boaz redeems Ruth: Boaz pays the price to rebuy the land of Ruth and Naomi
God redeems Isaac with a goat; and all other sacrifices on the altar
These all point to Christ as the greatest redeemer who paid the price to redeem us from our slavery to sin. All other images of redemption in the Bible were pointing to Christ.
3. How can we be joyful for our salvation?
David in Psalm 51 cries out to God to “restore the joy of his salvation” as he was repenting of his sin of murder and adultery. The joy of our salvation returns as we repent for our sins and receive forgiveness through grace.