Power In The Blood - Radford Church of Christ

“Without shedding of blood there is
no remission”
Heb. 9:22
 Trail of blood from Eden to Calvary
 Slaughter-House religion
 Blood is repulsive to many today
 Cross has been glamorized
 Blood mentioned more than cross
 Blood used 99 times in N.T.
I. Power to Purchase His Church
I. Power to Purchase His Church
“…shepherd the church of God
which He purchased with His own
Acts 20:28
By the
II. Power to Forgive
II. Power to Forgive
 Man sinned against God – Gen. 3:1-7
 God must punish man – Gen. 3:14-17
 God’s justice required a penalty
 The penalty was physical death
 God’s Plan
Blood was in this plan
“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.”
Lev. 17:11
Heb. 9:22
Law of Moses ~ Blood was required
 Day of Atonement - Lev. 16
 All sins were atoned with blood
 Blood taken into Holy of Holies
 Sprinkled on Mercy Seat
 One time each year
 7th month - 10th day
Law of Christ ~ Blood was required
 Animal blood could not forgive
 Heb. 10:3-4
 God sent His Son as sacrifice
 He was without sin - Heb.4:15
 Blood of Christ shed for our sins
Heb. 9:12
“Neither by the blood of goats
and calves, but by His own
blood He entered in once into
the holy place, having obtained
eternal redemption for us.”
Romans 5:9-10
“Much more then, having now been
justified by His blood, we shall be
saved from wrath through Him. For
if when we were enemies we were
reconciled to God through the death
of His Son, much more, having
been reconciled, we shall be saved
by His life.”
Ephesians 1:7
“In Him we have redemption
through His blood, the
forgiveness of sins,
according to the riches of
His grace”
1 Peter 1:18-19
“knowing that you were not redeemed
with corruptible things, like silver or
gold, from your aimless conduct
received by tradition from your fathers,
but with the precious blood of Christ,
as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot.”
John 1:29
29 The next day John saw Jesus
coming toward him, and said,
"Behold! The Lamb of God who
takes away the sin of the world!
II. Power to Forgive
The blood of Christ is the Ransom – Matt. 20:28
Blood represents life – Gen. 9:4
His blood pays man’s sin debt
His blood flowed backward
His blood flows forward
III. Power to Keep on Cleansing
III. Power to Keep on Cleansing
 Christians can still commit sin
• 1 Cor. 10:12 ~ “take heed”
• Jas. 5:19 ~ “err”
 Blood of Christ Forgives
“But if we walk in the light as He is
in the light, we have fellowship with
one another, and the blood of
Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us
from all sin.”
1 Jn. 1:7
Follow God’s Rule
Keeps on cleansing
 1 John 1:8-10 ~ confess our sins
 1 John 2:1-2
 If any man sin
 We have an advocate
 Propitiation for our sins
- Appease - satisfy
 Repent and pray - Acts 8:22-24
IV. How Do we Contact the Blood?
IV. How Do we Contact the Blood ?
 Blood must be applied to sinners
“To Him who loved us and washed
us from our sins in His own blood”
Rev. 1:5
When is the blood applied ?
When is the blood applied ?
Matt. 10:
Repent 32-33
Jn. 8:24
When is the blood applied ?
“Or do you not know that as many of us as
were baptized into Christ Jesus were
baptized into His death? Therefore we were
buried with Him through baptism into death,
that just as Christ was raised from the dead
by the glory of the Father, even so we also
should walk in newness of life”
Rom. 6:3-4
When is the blood applied ?
“For if we have been united together in
the likeness of His death, certainly we
also shall be in the likeness of His
Rom. 6:5
We are baptized into Jesus’ death!
Death of old self
Walk in newness of life
Buried with Christ in
When is the blood applied ?
“For as many of you as have been
baptized into Christ have put on
Gal. 3:27
The blood of Christ is applied
when we are baptized !
The blood applies at Baptism
“Seeing you have purified your souls in
obeying the truth.”
1 Pet. 1:22
Belief + Baptism=Salvation Mk. 16:16
“The like figure whereunto even
baptism does also now save us.”
1 Pet. 3:21
1. Purchased His church
2. Can forgive sins
3. Keeps on cleansing
Shows 2 Things about God
1. How much He Hates Sin
2. How much He Loves Mankind
In Christ
Baptized (Gal.3:27)
Confess (Rom.10:10)
Repent (Lk.13:3)
Believe (Jn.8:24)
Hear (Rom.10:17)
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