Summary: There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel’s veins; And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, Lose all their guilty stains. - William Cowper 1771
Dakota Community Church
February 9, 2014
There is a Fountain Filled With Blood
Blood is the life-giving and life-maintaining fluid that circulates through the bodies heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries.
The average person’s blood is about 8% of his body weight
The average woman has about 4.5 litres of blood in her body. The average man 5.5
One out of seven people entering hospital needs blood
Someone needs blood every two seconds
One pint of blood can save three lives
Here is an important and undeniable fact: Blood gives and maintains lives.
Christians should know this better than others.
- Anthony Carter (Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation) 2013
There is a fountain filled with blood, Drawn from Immanuel’s veins;
And sinners, plunged beneath that flood,
Lose all their guilty stains. - William Cowper 1771
Sin will yield to nothing less potent than the blood of him whom God hath set forth as a propitiation. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon 1866
•"Propitiation properly signifies the removal of wrath by the offering of a gift,"
(The New Bible Dictionary).
•"Propitiation signifies the turning away of wrath by an offering,"
(Baker's Dictionary of theology, p. 424).
•The act of appeasing the wrath and conciliating the favor of an offended person (dictionary.com).
•"The act of appeasing the wrath,"
(Webster's dictionary, 1828).
O precious is the flow, That makes us white as snow.
No other fount I know.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus. - Robert Lowery 1876
We don’t need to re-imagine Christianity, we need to rediscover it. - Chris Rosebrough 2009
A.) In the beginning
Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten a man with the help of the Lord.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the Lord an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is for you, but you must rule over it.”
8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother. And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” 10 And the Lord said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground.
Cain and Abel must have been instructed on acceptable offerings - “If you do well”
We are not free to offer any sacrifice we may prefer - Cain likely came assuming his offering would be pleasing to the Lord, he had worked hard to obtain it, especially compared to Abel’s.