Thursday, November 07, 2013
Ransomed For All
From the Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy is a curious use of the word "ransom."
1Timothy 2: "...[God] who desires all should be saved [through one mediator Jesus Christ] who gave Himself as a ransom for all."
Usually a ransom is padi to a kidnapper or terrorist who make demands for something or someone held hostage.
Fr. John Brian takes this dramatic notion that a ransom was paid for us to give a short yet deeply and spiritually significant sermon about the special relationship we have with God.
This is a sermon in continnuation of the Syrian church's celebration of the Cross.
Please pray for Fr. John Brian who continues to encourage us in the continuing development of Christian spirituality.
This sermon uses and refers to scripture readings appointed by the Syrian Malankara calendar and was given on Sunday, October 13, 2013 by Fr. John-Brian Paprock at Holy Transfiguration Orthodox Mission Chapel, Madison, Wisconsin.
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