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By the Blood of the Lamb
Act 20:28
Sep 21, 2012 --

“By the Blood of the Lamb”

By His own blood

(Acts 20:28)                      May 4, 2008

 

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od made provisions for us by sacrificing His only beloved Son on the Cross by the shedding of His divine blood.  The depths of this event goes deeper than the understanding of man, it was the act of God.

 

Opening Statement

1 Corinthians 1:17-30  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God. For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent. Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness; But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.

 

Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

 

Scripture Consideration

 

1. By His blood we were purchased with a price

Acts 20:28-30

 

Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

(29)  For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

 

(30)  Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

 

Romans 5:9  Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

 

 

2. By His blood we were redeemed

 

Hebrews 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.

 

1 Peter 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

1 Peter 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

1 Peter 1:20  Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,

1 Peter 1:21  Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

1 Peter 1:22  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:

 

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 cleanseth us from all sin.

 

3. By His blood we were sanctified

 

 Hebrews 13:12

 

Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered without the gate.

Colossians 1:20  And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.

Colossians 1:21  And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled

Colossians 1:22  In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:

Hebrews 9:14  How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?

 

4.  By His blood, He washed us from our sins

 

Revelation 1:5

 

 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood,

 

 

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Close: All of the work done was accomplished by God, man had nothing to do with the process and therefore man cannot make a claim.

Titus 3:5-6

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which He shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour