O Precious Is the Flow, That Makes Me White as Snow by Ken Trivette

O Precious Is the Flow, That Makes Me White as Snow
Ken Trivette
I Peter 1:18-19

Outline
1. THE REDEMPTIVE NATURE OF THE BLOOD
A) The Work of Redemption
B) The Way of Redemption
2. THE REDEMPTIVE NECESSITY OF THE BLOOD
A) A Sacrificial Picture
B) A Saving Price
3. THE REDEMPTIVE NOBILITY OF THE BLOOD
A) What was Given for Us
B) What was Gained by Us

Dr. Bob Jones Sr. told the story of standing by the side of an old preacher in Alabama that was dying. He had preached the gospel for more than 50 years. His son was also a preacher. His son knelt down by his dying fathers bed, "Father, let your mantle fall on me." With a feeble voice the father replied, "Son, get the mantle of the Lord." The son then said, "But father, you have preached more than 50 years and have done more good than any man I know." The father replied, "Don't tell me about that son. Tell me about the blood of Jesus. Nothing but the blood will do for a dying man."

Let me say, nothing but the blood will do for a dying man, a living man, a lost man, or a saved man. Because nothing but the blood will do, as Christians we sing:

What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

O precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow,
No other fount I know,
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

In the familiar text before us Peter speaks of the blood as something precious to the Christian. Let me point out 3 things from the passage about the blood of the Lord Jesus.

First, notice with me:

1. THE REDEMPTIVE NATURE OF THE BLOOD

In verse 18 Peter speaks of being redeemed. He explains that the matter of being "redeemed" is intrinsically connected to the blood. There is a redemptive nature about the blood of the Lord Jesus. We see this redemptive nature as we consider:

A) The Work of Redemption

The word "redeemed" means "to set free by the payment of a ransom." This implies three things. First, we were sl ...


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