Why the Blood? Atonement

by Rev. Sean Finnegan on April 10, 2016
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Leviticus 16:21-22 The Day of Atonement was a special holy day when the high priest atoned for the sins of the entire nation.

Isaiah 53:4-6, 11-12
Jesus bore our griefs, our sorrows, our iniquities, and our sins.

1 Peter 2:24

He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.

Hebrews 9:6-14
Christ is both the high priest and the sacrifice to make atonement, cleaning our consciences from dead works to serve the living God

Hebrews 10:1-4
The old animal sacrifices were limited in that the priests needed to offer them repeatedly since they did not make people perfect or cleanse their consciences from sin.

Hebrews 10:10-22
Through Christ’s one super sacrifice, he perfects those who are being sanctified and eliminates the need for any future offerings.

Romans 6:6-7, 11-14, 17-18, 22-23
Because of Christ, we are no longer enslaved to sin; we are liberated to serve God. However, this is a daily decision you must make. Whom will you serve?



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