Concordia Theological Monthly

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A Ransom for Many

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ransom, isaiah, death, passion, suffering servant, christology, baptism

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


In the ransom saying Jesus tells how the Church, the new people of God, is to be built by His death. Here, too, it becomes clear that the way which Jesus is going is diametrically opposed to the thinking and planning of the heart of man, that it brings with it an inversion of all accepted values. The Church is not a fruit upon the tree of history"; it is wholly and exclusively the creation of the Christ; it is God's deed.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Matthew 16:18-19; Matthew 16:23; Matthew 16:21; Luke 9:51; Matthew 1:21; Matthew 3:13 ff; Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4; Mark 0 :32; Mark 16:21; Mark 17:22; Mark 20:17; Matthew 20:27; Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Mark 9:12; Luke 11:22; Luke 23:37; Mark 2:20; John 10:11, 15, 17;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars