Bethany Independent Presbyterian Church


“Foreordained before the foundation of the world”

“Foreordained before the foundation of the world”


“Foreordained before the foundation of the world”


1. Our Salvation is often not fully comprehended and thus not as well-appreciated

2. This doctrine is often “truncated”

a) Saved from sin

b) Hope of heaven given

c) Jesus is the Saviour

3. The doctrine of our Salvation

a) Rich

b) Deeply profound

c) It is to be fathomed


A. The meaning of “redemption”            1 Peter 1:18

Important nuances to take note of:

1. The Means must be considered

a) Not by corruptible things             1 Peter 1:18

b) Like silver or gold            1 Peter 1:18

2. There is a Cost that must be paid

That Price was the very life of the Lord Jesus Christ

3. There are important Ramifications to take note of:

a) Liberty is given

b) The Redeemed has been set free


B. The Redeemer that God had sent

1. Jesus was to be that Lamb of God

The Lamb without spot and without blemish           1 Peter 1:19

2. This was foreordained before the foundation of the world           1 Peter 1:20

3. He was made manifest to the world

Behold, the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world             John 1:29, 35



1. The significance of the work of the Redeemer was made manifest

The Disciples/ Apostles bore witness            (Gospels/ Book of Acts)

2. The resurrection of Jesus was undeniable proof of God’s Power             1 Peter 1:21

3. God gave the Lord Jesus glory            1 Peter 1:21



1. Faith in the LORD

2.Hope in the LORD 1 Peter 1:21

3. Purified your souls 1 Peter 1:22

4. Obeying the truth 1 Peter 1:22