The Covenant of Blood (Hebrews 13:20-21)

Benefits of the Blood

Purchased by Blood – Acts 20:28 (NKJV) …shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.

Propitiation – Romans 3:25 (NKJV) whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed,

Justification – Romans 5:9 (NKJV) Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.

Redemption – Ephesians 1:7 (NKJV) In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace

Nearness – Ephesians 2:13 (NKJV) But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Peace – Colossians 1:20 (NKJV) and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Images of the Blood of Christ

Luke 22:44 (NKJV) And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

John 19:34 (NKJV) But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.

Hebrews 13:11–12 (NKJV) 11 For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. 12 Therefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own blood, suffered outside the gate.

Revelation 12:11 (NKJV) And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.

Revelation 19:11–13 (NKJV) 11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.

The Everlasting Covenant of Blood

Hebrews 13:20–21 (NKJV) 20 Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, 21 make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

The Power of the Resurrection
The Great Shepherd
The Blood of the Covenant
Maturity & Obedience
Living For God’s Glory

Jesus at the Last Supper

Matthew 26:28 (NKJV) For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

Mark 14:24 (NKJV) And He said to them, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many.

Luke 22:20 (NKJV) Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

Getting Under the Blood (Altar Call)

Recognize your sin
Recognize your need for forgiveness
Recognize your need for relationship with Christ
Believe in Jesus Christ alone for salvation and forgiveness
Claim your forgiveness based on the blood of Jesus Christ.

Paul’s Discussion of Communion

1 Corinthians 10:16 (NKJV) The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians 11:23–26 (NKJV) 23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

Partaking of the Bread and Fruit of the Vine

Takeaway Thought

Hebrews 10:29 (NKJV) Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?

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