Rescue & Redemption

What images come to mind when you hear the word “rescue”?  Do you think of police officers or firefighters acting courageously to save the lives of those in danger? Perhaps you picture EMT’s resuscitating a lifeless body, or park rangers intently looking for lost hikers in a deep forest.

What about the word “redemption”? Do you picture stories of people whose homes and lives have been devastated by disasters, but who have fought valiantly to rebuild and restore their fortunes and their dignity? Perhaps you imagine those who have been wrapped in the clutches of addictions of various kinds and manage to extricate themselves and lead productive lives.

The truth is, we all stand in need of rescue and redemption. In fact, the master narrative of the Bible is one of rescue and redemption as God provides the ultimate remedy for our sinfulness by sending his Son as our Savior. The Bible is also full of examples of God’s rescue and redemption and several of these will be explored in this study.


Lessons Title Verse
Lesson 1 (6/3) The Lord Will Provide Genesis 22:1–19
Lesson 2 (6/10) God Intended It for Good

Genesis 37:14–28; 50:15–21 27

Lesson 3 (6/17) The Kinsman-Redeemer Ruth 2:1-12, 17-23; 4:1-14
Lesson 4 (6/24) Healing Judgment 2 Kings 5
Lesson 5 (7/1) A Strong Shepherd Psalm 23
Lesson 6 (7/8) Rescue in the Day of Trouble Psalm 27
Lesson 7 (7/15) Seek and Find God's Good Plan Jeremiah 29:1-14
Lesson 8 (7/22) God Rescues a Faithful Follower Daniel 6
Lesson 9 (7/29) A Picture of God's Redemption Hosea 1; 3; 14
Lesson 10 (8/5) A Father's Desperate Request for His Son's Rescue Mark 9:14-29
Lesson 11 (8/12) The Necessity of Spiritual Rebirth John 3:1-21
Lesson 12 (8/19) A Miraculous Escape Acts 12:1-19
Lesson 13 (8/26) An Appeal for Redemption Philemon