Last April, our church’s theme was entitled The Blood.
We learned about the significance of the instances in the Bible where Jesus shed his blood. The shedding of Jesus blood has profund signifance to the Christian faith. It is said in Hebrews 9:22 that without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
In fact, according to the law of Moses, nearly everything was purified with blood. For without the shedding of blood, there is no forgiveness. Hebrews. 9:22 NLT
Jesus was the perfect lamb who was slain for our sins. He was innocent and his blood was used to free us from the punishment of our sins which is eternal death.
Because of this, every instance where Jesus shed his blood is significant.
There are four instances:
- In the Garden of Gethsemane where he sweat drops of blood while praying in agony.
- At the whipping post where he was whipped until his body was disfigured.
- During the crowning of thorns
- At the cross where he was crucified
I find it riveting to discover how deep God’s love and forgiveness is for me as I learned each Sunday of the significance of the blood spilled in each of these instances.
Join me as I document here what I learned and experienced.