NLC email, 2/8/18
Last Sunday was a real special day in the House of the Lord. So appreciative of all that made the effort to be there, and to pursue the Lord during worship, during prayer, and during the preaching of the Word.
I wanted to take a moment to share a few thoughts with you that were not included in the outline presented on the screen on Sunday. I will conclude with the final three points of the sermon,
What The Precious Blood of Jesus Does For Us Today.
First... Many classic hymns proclaim the great truths of the Blood of Jesus:
There Is Power In The Blood, Nothing But The Blood, Are You Washed In The Blood, There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood, The Blood Shall never Loose It's Power, The OId Rugged Cross, At The Cross. (do you know them??)
Second...What the Bible tells us about the Blood of Jesus:
~Matthew 27:4... it is innocent
~1 John 1:7... it is cleansing
~Revelation 12:11... it is conquering
~1 Peter 1:19...it is precious!
Third...The Bible tells us the Blood of Jesus is the basis for:
~our reconciliation with God...Ephesians 2:13
~our redemption...Romans 3:24
~our justification...Romans 5:9
~our sanctification...Hebrews 10:29
~our communion with the Lord...Matthew 26:26-29
~our victory...Revelation 12:11
~our eternal life..John 6:53
These are wonderful scriptures that will most definitely minister to your spirit as you ponder and meditate upon them. Let them become food for your soul!!
What The Precious Blood of Jesus Does For Us Today..the three major points of the sermon:
1. The Blood of Jesus Empowers Us!
Empowers us to defeat Satan!
~Revelation 12:11a "And they overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony..."
~Romans 6:6 "our old man was crucified with Him (Jesus) that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin"
2. The Blood of Jesus Purges Us!
Purges us from sin, guilt, and the "old man"
~Hebrews 11:14 "how much more shall the Blood of Jesus Christ..cleanse (purge) your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?"
~1 Corinthians 6:11 (paraphrase) "You...who were lost and entrenched in sin and despair; you...who were sexually deviant and ungodly; you...who were drunkards, revilers, extortioners, etc...were washed, were sanctified, were justified in the Name of the Lord Jesus (by His blood!) and by the Spirit of our God"
~1 John 1:7 "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."
3. The Blood of Jesus Frees Us!
Freed, bought, and delivered, to be who we are supposed to be in Christ!
~Acts 20:28 (re the church of God) "...which He purchased with His own blood"
~Romans 5:8 "while still sinners, Christ died for us"
~John 3:16-17 "God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever would believe in would not perish but would have everlasting life. For the Son of God did not come into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him, might be saved."
~1 Timothy/Mark 10:45 Jesus is "a ransom" for us
Isaiah 53:12b "And He was numbered with the trangressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors."
Enjoy your power, your purging and cleansing, and your freedom found only as you walk with Jesus! He most assuredly has good things in store for you. Looking forward to a great month as we run after the Lord. Come to church ready to bless Him, bless someone else, and receive a special touch from the Holy Spirit. Remember, Sunday morning services begin on Saturday night, as we prepare our hearts for the first day of the week!
See YOU then!
All For Jesus,
"Your life is a journey you must travel with a deep consciousness of God. It cost God plenty to get you out of that dead-end, empty-headed life you grew up in. He paid with Christ’s sacred blood, you know. He died like an unblemished, sacrificial lamb. And this was no afterthought. Even though it has only lately—at the end of the ages—become public knowledge, God always knew he was going to do this for you. It’s because of this sacrificed Messiah, whom God then raised from the dead and glorified, that you trust God, that you know you have a future in God." 1 Peter 1:18-19 The Message
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