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EPHESIANS 3:8




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Dec 04, 2016
Preacher: Gene Harmon
Passage: 1 Peter 1:18-19

The Precious Blood

…ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot

(1 PETER 1:18-19)

What value do we put on the blood of CHRIST? Does it have little or much value to us? Value is defined as the relative worth of something, so if I need something, I instinctively put a value on it — the more I have need of it, the more I am inclined to value it. A bar of gold bullion is not highly valued by a drowning man. The drowning man wouldn’t give the gold a second thought because they would simply increase his peril; he will seek that which he needs, deliverance — give him a life line not added burden. Religion will waste a dying man’s fleeting time with something he doesn’t have any need of.

We who are “dead in trespasses and sin” cannot use morality, practicality or works to rescue us from everlasting destruction. Our state, as natural men, is not that we may die, but instead we are already dead, we were born spiritually dead. We are born into this world spiritually lifeless, without CHRIST “having no hope, and without God in this world.” (EPHESIANS 2:12) We need Salvation and we need it urgently; we are totally and completely helpless, totally and completely dependent on Another to save us from this condition and to give us life. We cannot obey God’s law but God demands perfect obedience.

Our best works are nothing but “filthy rags” yet God demands perfect righteousness. (ISAIAH 64:6) Religious devices will not help us, our help cometh from the Lord - we must have the blood of CHRIST. Fellow sinner, we are dead, defiled, depraved, destroyed, desperate sinners and urgently need to be delivered sinners. Our only hope is in the blood. In the blood is deliverance. “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord that I am delivered from the body of this death, that I am delivered from the bondage of sin and that the blood of Jesus Christ His Son has cleansed me from all sin.” (ROMANS 7:25, 1 JOHN 1:7)

So what value do we place on the blood of CHRIST? You and I must be willing to give anything and everything to have this One who shed His precious blood. His blood is worth more than all the temporal things this world has to offer. Take it all — give me CHRIST.


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