How Precious is The Blood
Sermon shared by Gerald Flury
Summary: A substance vastly more precious than all the diamonds, gold and Antihydrogen in the universe is the precious priceless blood of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ. The power of that blood is unlimited.
Audience: General adults
D. It has been said, “If there is no forgiveness without the shedding of blood, then the opposite is also true: with the shedding of blood, there is forgiveness!”
E. Matthew 26:28 "For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.”
F. In R. Moffatt Gautrey's book entitled, "The Glory of Going On," he gives this incident: "Not many months ago in an Oxfordshire village, an old saint lay dying. For over eighty years she had been on pilgrimage to Zion, until her face had grown bright with heavens approaching glory. An Anglo-Catholic priest, under the misapprehension that none of his parishioners could find access to the celestial city unless he unlocked the gate, came to visit her. "Madam," he said, "I have come to grant you absolution." And she, in her simplicity, not knowing what the word meant, inquired, What is that? "I have come to forgive your sins," was the reply. "May I look at your hand?" she answered. Gazing for a moment at the hand of the priest, she said, "Sir, you are an impostor." "Impostor!" the scandalized cleric protested. "Yes, sir, an impostor." The Man who forgives my sin has a nail print in His palm."--Indian Christian
III. It is through the Blood we find Justification
A. Romans 5:8-9 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now JUSTIFIED BY HIS BLOOD, we shall be saved from wrath through him.”
B. 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON CLEANSES US from all sin.” Consumer Reports put out a little book entitled "How to Clean Practically Anything." It tells you, what solvent to use for a particular stain.
C. Glycerin will remove the stain from a ball point pen. Boiling water will remove berry stains. Vinegar will remove crayon stains. Ammonia will remove blood stains. Alcohol will remove grass stains. Hydrogen peroxide is good for magic marker stains. Use bleach on mildew stains. Lemon juice works well on rust stains. But the book lists nothing for sin stains. "What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus." -
D. Dr. Paul Brand in GOD'S FOREVER FEAST wrote, “I used to think it strange that the Bible keeps talking about the cleansing power of the blood (1 Peter 1:2). It seemed to me that blood was messy stuff. I needed to wash my white lab coats if they became stained with blood. Today, I love the analogy; it is so true of the body. The blood is constantly cleansing every cell, and washing away all the debris that accumulates all the time. I like the phrase in Hebrews 9:14: "How much more shall the blood of Christ purge your conscience from dead works?" (Discovery House, 1998)
E. What can wash away my sin? Nothing but the blood of Jesus! O precious is that flow that washes white as snow. No other fount I know. Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
IV. It is through the Blood we find Reconciliation
A. Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.
B. "The word translated "atonement" means to "make an atonement
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