This is the outline of Jeff’s message last Sunday, A Closer Look at Jesus’ Death. Nothing can be more appropriate for the season. Be blessed.
Why was there so much blood?
Luke 22:20 Jesus said, “This cup is the New Covenant in my blood which is poured out for you.”
John 6:53-54″…Unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink His blood, you have no life in you.Â Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood, he has eternal life.”
Leviticus 17:14 “The life of every creature is in the blood”
1. Jesus shed His blood because of our sins
Hebrews 12:4 “In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”
2. The blood means that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins
Exodus 12:7″…Take blood and put it on the side and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.”
Exodus 29:12 “Take some of the bull’s blood and put it on the horns of the altar in that temple, with your finger, and pour out the rest of it at the base of the altar.”
Hebrews 7:27 “Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins and for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself.”
Hebrews 9:25 “Now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself.”
3. Jesus saved us from our sins
John 3:17 “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”
What exactly happened on the cross?
*Jesus was dying just to give us an example of how we’re supposed to live for others
*Jesus’ death was a complete sacrifice
What does the blood of Christ mean to each of us personally?
*It means forgiveness
Hebrews 9:22 “In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
Ephesians 1:7 “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
*It also means ownership
Acts 20:28 “Be shepherds of the church of God, which He bought with His own blood.”
*It means reconciliation
Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.”
John 1:12-13 “Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” 13children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.