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ISBN: 9781907713071
Imprint: Langham Global Library
Format: Paperback
Dimensions (mm): 229 x 152 x 10
Publication Date: 14/05/2013
Pages: 178
Series: Global Christian Library
Language: English

Salvation Belongs to Our God

Celebrating the Bible's Central Story


‘After this, I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no-one could count . . . And they cried out in a loud voice. “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (Revelation 7:10).

Christopher Wright uses this verse as a lens through which he surveys the Bible’s teaching on ‘salvation’. Every phrase in the verse resonates with significant themes in the Old and New Testaments, all of which combine to show that the Bible tells the story of God’s salvation very broadly indeed, in relation to the character and purposes of God, the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the redemption of all creation, the joy of Christian experience and the responsibility of Christian mission.

This clear, deep and warm-hearted exposition enriches our grasp of the Bible’s multi-faceted teaching about salvation.

Author Bios

Christopher J. H. Wright

CHRISTOPHER J. H. WRIGHT is Global Ambassador and Ministry Director ofLangham Partnership. He was formerly principal of All Nations Christian College,Ware, UK, after he taught at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. His books includeOld Testament Ethics for the People of God, The Mission of God, Knowing God –The Trilogy, The Mission of God’s People and several commentaries in The BibleSpeaks Today series.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
    1. 1 Salvation and Human Need
      1. Salvation in general
      2. Salvation form sin
      3. Questions for reflection and discussion
    2. 2 Salvation and God’s Unique Identity
      1. Salvation as the property of God
      2. Salvation as the identity of God
      3. Questions for reflection and discussion
    3. 3 Salvation and God’s Covenant Blessing
      1. Abrahamic blessing
      2. Blessing is creational and relational
      3. Blessing is missional and historical
      4. Blessing is covenantal and ethical
      5. Blessing is multinational and Christological
      6. Questions for reflection and discussion
    4. 4 Salvation and God’s Covenant Story
      1. The covenant sequence
      2. Salvation – the story
      3. Salvation: past, present and future
      4. Salvation: the unique story
      5. Questions for reflection and discussion
    5. 5 Salvation and Our Experience
      1. Experiencing salvation
      2. Mediating salvation
      3. The assurance of salvation
      4. Questions for reflection and discussion
    6. 6 Salvation and the Sovereignty of God
      1. God’s sovereignty and mission
      2. God’s sovereignty and the destiny of the nations
      3. God’s sovereignty and the extent of salvation
      4. God’s sovereignty and pastoral assurance
      5. Questions for reflection and discussion
    7. 7 Salvation and the Lamb of God
      1. Jesus – the saving God
      2. Jesus – the Lamb who was slain
      3. Jesus – the Lamb on the throne
      4. Conclusion
      5. Questions for reflection and discussion
  2. Notes

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