What are the major themes of this outstanding epistle? There is no substitute for reading and re-reading a book of the Bible to understand its primary emphases. Let’s continue to think about chapter one.
A second theme that jumps out in chapter one is the atoning work of the Lord Jesus. Notice in verse 4- “. . . who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age.”
Do you feel rescued? The substitutionary salvation work of the Lord Jesus is a primary theme in this epistle (as we will see). This is the gospel — and it’s worth fighting for!
Rescued people are grateful people. How might you and I express our gratitude to the Lord, our Great Rescuer, today?