Redemptive History

"Redemptive history is that series of events by which God redeems his people from sin, a narrative fulfilled in Christ. It is the principal subject-matter of Scripture. Redemptive history constitutes the "mighty acts of God" that he performs for the sake of his people, those acts by which people come to know that he is the Lord (Ex. 7:5, 14:18)...The mighty acts of God also bear God’s lordship authority, in the sense that they demand a favorable human response. God’s deliverance of Israel from Egypt ought to motivate Israel’s obedience. The Preface to the Decalogue is "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery." Then come God’s commands, "You shall have no other gods before me," and so on."

- John Frame