It is a shame that we would rather be pretty than redemptive.
Secular work was not yet a part of the redemptive work of the Church.
Ransom means something to loosen with; that is, a redemptive price.
Love like that I bear you must in some way be redemptive in its nature.
Much greater stress is laid upon the redemptive than upon the creative function.
We have dealt with the Cross as illumination; we now approach its consideration as redemptive power.
But His teaching was all in vain unless it led to the final acceptance of His redemptive work.
His exaltation is much more than a reward for His redemptive sufferings.
And it means too, that there will be in a secondary, a minor sense, a redemptive value in my suffering.
Even the church efforts are perfunctory, as though faith as to the redemptive power in this people did not exist.