Q20: Who Is the Redeemer?

New City Catechism: Question 20


Christians practice catechesis to instruct believers on the foundational truths of the Christian faith. In a question and answer format, this form of discipleship teaches the Apostle’s Creed, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, along with the basics of the Bible. The New City Catechism, created by Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, asks 52 questions, one for each week of the year, on topics such as God, creation, and salvation. Each video provides an extended answer to the question from either a pastor at Redeemer or council members of the Gospel Coalition. This video with Mark Dever, Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., answers the question, "Who is the Redeemer?”


1 Timothy 2:5 (ESV)

5For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus,

Scripture quotations marked (ESV) are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



We can respond to question twenty with the following answer: the only Redeemer is the Lord Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, in whom God became man and bore the penalty for sin Himself.


Mark said Jesus redeems us through His perfect life, violent death, and glorious resurrection. We become free from sin and death through and because of Jesus. What stands out to you the most about this answer? Why?
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When we put our faith in Jesus, He redeems us. He paid the penalty for sin so we could be reconciled to God. We share in His victory over sin and now live in true freedom.


Does the answer to this question impact your Christian walk? If so, how and why?
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Read through 1 Timothy 2:5. Take a moment to reflect on Jesus being your Savior. Use the space below to respond. You can write out a prayer, list the implications of having a Savior, or brainstorm ways you can apply the principle to your life.
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The Catechism can help you remember the core beliefs of Christianity. Take time this week to learn the answer to this question and memorize 1 Timothy 2:5. Allow God to transform your heart, mind, and actions through the truth that Jesus saves.



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