The Story of Redemption: A Reflection on the Song ‘Son of God’

Listen to Son of God by John Pape

The story of Jesus Christ is the greatest story ever told. It is a story of love, sacrifice, and redemption that has captivated the hearts of believers for centuries. The song “Son of God” by John Pape is a powerful and moving reflection of this story, capturing the heart of what makes the story of Jesus so inspiring and transformative. In this blog post, we will explore the story of redemption through the lens of this beautiful song. Inspired by the succinct Gospel message found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4.

The Beginning of the Story of Redemption

In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it. He made humanity in His own image and gave them the gift of free will. But humanity chose to rebel against God, and sin entered the world. Sin brought with it death, and humanity was separated from the God who had created them.

But God had a plan. He promised to send a Redeemer who would make a way for humanity to be reconciled to Him. And so, the story of redemption began.

The Jesus Christ the Source of Redemption

Jesus was born into the world as a human being, but He was also the Son of God. He lived a perfect life, showing us what it means to love God and love others. And then, at the height of His ministry, He willingly gave His life on the cross.

The cross was the ultimate act of love and sacrifice. Jesus died so that we could live, and it is through His blood that we are saved. This sacrifice is the ultimate expression of grace and mercy, and it is something that we can never earn or deserve.

The Resurrection the Fulfillment of Redemption

But the story doesn’t end there. On the third day after His death, Jesus rose from the dead, overcoming sin and death, and offering us the hope of eternal life. This is the central message of the Christian faith, and it is something that we can celebrate and proclaim with joy.

The song “Son of God” beautifully captures this message. The lyrics speak of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, and the gift of salvation that is freely available to all who believe. The chorus is a declaration of faith and reverence for Jesus Christ, recognizing Him as the Son of God and the Prince of Peace.

Using “Son of God” in Worship Services

The song “Son of God” is a perfect addition to any worship service. Its powerful lyrics and moving melody can help to create an atmosphere of worship and reverence. The song can be used as a call to worship, as a response to the reading of scripture, or as a closing song of praise.

Resources for Using “Son of God”

For those interested in using “Son of God” in their worship services, there are several resources available. The sheet music for the song is available for free online, as well as chord charts for guitar. The song is also available for download on various music platforms, such as iTunes and Spotify.


The story of redemption is a powerful and transformative story, and the song “Son of God” beautifully captures its essence. Through its lyrics and melody, the song reminds us of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross, and the gift of salvation that is available to all who believe. As we sing this song, may we be reminded of the hope and joy that we have in Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

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New Song Single Release On The Third Day by John Pape

EL CAJON, CALIFORNIA John Pape from El Cajon California, an independent, self-managed Christian songwriter who creates worship and praise music for seekers and believers in the church, announces the release of a new single On The Third Day”.

The official song release date is August 15, 2022 on various music sites that include Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. The song I Will Call Out Your Name is a contemporary Christian praise and worship song written for church congregation worship services.

This is the story behind the song. 

On the Third Day was written because I wanted to express in song one of the greatest events in the history of the world. The song starts out with the humility of Jesus leaving heaven. His gold was to bring a gift worth more than everything a person could imagine. The Bible speaks many time regarding the three day period between death and resurrection.

As the song progresses I wanted to paint a picture of the terrible way Jesus died. The chorus of the song however speak of hope. Jesus without sin became the perfect sacrifice to take away sin. The proof came on the third day where Jesus is alive. The bridge of the song is about the witnesses to the miracle.

The tomb where Jesus was place was empty. It was exactly as Jesus predicted. The hope is the song brings to remembrance of this amazing historical act and the hope every Christian has.

As a Christian Praise and Worship song it is based on several the bible scriptures. Here are a few references related to the song.

“He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.”

1 Corinthians 15:4

As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’

Matthew 27:65-66

After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will raise us up, that we may live before him.

Hosea 6:2

That the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.”

Luke 24:7

From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.

Matthew 16:21

This song is a pure DIY project with the recording and production be done in a home studio. Songwriter and Musician John Pape create the song as a solo artist.

Worship leader can have access to song resources at On The Third Day Song Resource page.

John states, “My music ministry is to create songs that will edify, encourage, educate and entertain people with the goal of creating a closer relationship to Jesus. The songs are crafted to encourage Christians in their daily walk. The songs provide a positive soundtrack for people’s lives.”

John’s songwriting drive is to honor God though words and music. His experience has grown over several years of honing the art of songwriting, musicianship and production.

John is also author of the book “Building a House of Worship”. The book was written as a guide to Christian church worship leaders to better minister to the people they serve as they use their gift of music.

In addition to writing songs, John also uses his musical gifts to lead worship in local churches.

Currently John is working on a project to release several new Praise and Worship songs that were written to build and encourage Christians in their daily walk.

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