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1 Peter – The Blood of Jesus Part I (1 Peter 1:2b)

12 Mar
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Scripture Text

1 Peter 1:2b “…unto obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ…”

Introduction

Our study in verse 2 continues. In this post we cover the blood of Jesus. “The blood of Jesus” is under attack these days.  In this “tone it down” era of time some say we don’t need a blood bath religion.  I’ll let God’s word answer that question. Hebrews 9:22b …without shedding of blood is no remission. We cannot take the blood that Jesus shed out of Christianity, that blood provided the atonement for our sin.  Without the blood of Jesus we remain in our sin.

Obedience and the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ

Let’s talk about how the sin debt was actually paid.  We didn’t pay it, we can’t pay it, only Jesus can.  All of our life we have heard about the blood of Jesus.  Why does God require the blood of Jesus to forgive our sin?  I am going to try to answer that but we need to start with the reason there is sin in the first place.  In the beginning of God’s creation man was pure. (God doesn’t create junk) Adam and Eve enjoyed fellowship with their Creator.  Then the tempter came and Adam and Eve disobeyed God.  When they disobeyed sin entered into this world and corrupted it.  From that point forward we all carry the sin curse.  The sin curse caused the spiritual mind God created to become a carnal mind. (Carnal: self-serving and evil) We can see this plainly even in a baby.  You don’t have to teach a child to lie, they already know how.  Each one of us looking back can remember doing the wrong thing, not because we were taught to do wrong, but because it came naturally.  Clearly we each start with a carnal mind.  Now when we read Rom 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;  We have to admit that yes, I am a sinner.  If we stop here we still don’t understand the need for the blood.  Well as you know, the bible doesn’t stop here.  In Romans 6:23a For the wages of sin is death;  Wages is what we get paid when we earn something.  As we just read the bible says that sin’s wages is death.  Rom 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.  In this verse we see the separation between us and God.  The carnal mind makes us an enemy of God.  We carry a death sentence upon us because of our carnal mind.

There is payment for sin available, a way out if you will, and we will cover that next time…

Until Night,

A Servant

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14 responses to “1 Peter – The Blood of Jesus Part I (1 Peter 1:2b)

  1. abundantlife

    March 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I am so thankful for the precious blood of Jesus… such a costly and sacrificial gift… thanks for the reminder. Blessings.

     
    • A Servant

      March 12, 2014 at 9:27 am

      Part 2 will present the gospel message and answer “why the blood?” I am sure this is not a cliffhanger for you but I hope God uses it to offer pardon of sin to a reader who is searching for answers.

       
      • abundantlife

        March 12, 2014 at 10:03 am

        Looking forward to reading it. Bless you.

         
  2. A Fellow Servant

    March 12, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Amen brother. The precious blood of The Lamb. Thank God for it.

     
  3. Levi Thetford

    March 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    “Without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin”. Thanks brother!

     
    • A Servant

      March 12, 2014 at 12:26 pm

      That is correct and will be covered in Part 2. I appreciate the support brother.

       
  4. insideheathershead

    March 12, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    So true: “We didn’t pay it, we can’t pay it, only Jesus can.” I think it’s so hard for people in our money-obsessed, spending-hungry, beyond-hope-debt society to lose sight of the cost of Jesus’ sacrifice. It didn’t cost us a thing. He did it freely, willingly, to offer us redemption and eternal life. It cost Him everything.
    How many debts do we have that are ever stamped “Paid in Full”? My sin-account maintains a zero balance because He has forgiven and forgotten all. Praise Him.
    Thank you for this post.

     
    • A Servant

      March 12, 2014 at 12:49 pm

      “Maintains a zero balance”. I like that, I have never heard it put that way before. Thank you for sharing. Part 2 is on Friday when Jesus pays it all.

       
  5. a_l_henley

    March 12, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Reblogged this on Intrepid Didymus and commented:
    “Hebrews 9:22b …without shedding of blood is no remission. We cannot take the blood that Jesus shed out of Christianity, that blood provided the atonement for our sin.  Without the blood of Jesus we remain in our sin.”

     
  6. a_l_henley

    March 12, 2014 at 5:39 pm

    Really enjoying these teachings. I share them on my facebook as well.

     
    • A Servant

      March 12, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Thank you. It is my hope that on Friday, when the plan of salvation is given, someone somewhere will seek The Lord. I appreciate you spreading that hope.

       
  7. SLIMJIM

    March 13, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Amen! Gospel driven post. You are right that some mock the concept of substitutionary atonement and the blood of Jesus; I suppose to some our Gospel is an aroma of death but to others it is an aroma of life.

     
    • A Servant

      March 13, 2014 at 7:56 am

      This did not lend itself to a 2 part post but I have learned if I exceed a certain word count the post is passed over. Tomorrow morning will be the gospel call to repentance. The Roman’s road if you will.
      Thanks for the support. I have to tell you I am starting to wonder about the effectiveness of this delivery model.

       

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