Peace Through The Blood Of The Cross




The Precious Blood of Jesus
In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley
1 Peter 1:17-21

Many churches today have erased all mention of Jesus' blood from their worship. But the shedding of blood is essential to the Christian faith—without a sacrifice, no one can have a relationship with God. For that reason, the Lord wove the story of death, renewal, and reconciliation like a red thread from Genesis to Revelation.

What do you have if you take all the blood from a body? A lifeless corpse, right? The same thing is true of the Bible. Scripture would be no more than historical literature if we edited the "unpleasant" bits regarding animal sacrifice, Jesus on the cross, or the power of His blood.

God designed the redemption system in such a way that anyone could understand the connection between shed blood and freedom from sin. The Lord gave detailed instructions for offering a perfect animal sacrifice so that His holiness would be satisfied. God also wanted His followers to understand that sin brought terrible consequences and resulted in death. The first fatality in Scripture was the animal whose skin was used to cover Adam and Eve's nakedness (Gen. 3:21). Every time an Israelite brought to the priests a lamb or a pair of doves, he recognized that "the wages of sin is death" (Rom. 6:23).

God chose a graphic solution to the world's sin problem. Therefore, believers cannot be squeamish about explaining what truly happened at Golgotha. The words we choose influence listeners; "Jesus shed His blood for you" is a powerful statement. It is also the message God repeats throughout the Bible.


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LOVE WORTH FINDING
Peace through the Blood of His Cross
with Pastor Adrian Rogers


"... having made peace through the blood of His cross." Colossians 1:20

How can a cross bring peace if Jesus is the One hanging there?

At the cross, wickedness was not appeased. Wickedness was confronted.

At the cross, sin was not overlooked. Sin was atoned and paid for.

God's greatest righteousness confronted man's greatest wickedness, and righteousness won. Peace was attained through the blood of the cross.

Thank God for the cross! Thank God for Jesus!

During this time of year, as you celebrate the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord, take a few moments to praise Jesus for the power and hope you have because of His resurrection.


2 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

EASTER GREETINGS FROM THE OLD GEEZER

I PRAY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY HAVE A BLESSED DAY CELEBRATING RESURRECTION SUNDAY.

HE IS RISEN!

GOD BLESS YOU, RON

AquaJane said...

I like the "antique" Easter greeting with lilies of the valley and the cross. I've gone to several stores to buy Easter cards. Not one card, even in the religious category, had a cross on it. Not one mentioned Christ's resurrection. Lots of rabbits and flowers and new beginnings. The best I could find said "Easter Blessings." I'm going to try to think the best, that I just shopped too late, after all the true-meaning cards had been bought. Any other explanation is profoundly sad. Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did not die in vain. One day every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the father. For now, I hope you and your family will know the joy of Jesus' divine love this weekend as you pause to remember and celebrate Him.
Jane

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