The Wonder of Jesus' Crucifixion (4 of 5) by Jeff Strite

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The Wonder of Jesus' Crucifixion (4 of 5)
Series: The Wonder of it All
Jeff Strite
John 19:31-37

In Oklahoma, someone saw this poster promoting a Red Cross blood drive:

''I gave my blood.
Christ gave his.
I give a pint.
He gave all.
The needle is small, sharp.
The nails were large, dull.
The table soft, restful.
The cross rough, painful.
The nurses kind, gentle.
The soldiers cruel, mean.
The crowd applauds my sacrifice.
''They that passed by reviled him.''
Mine is for O Positive.
His for positively all.
Mine, at best, will prolong a Life FOR A WHILE.
His, without doubt, can save ALL forever.''

Someone once observed that Bible is a bloody book.
In fact, another person commented,
''Cut the Bible anywhere and it will bleed.''

From the book of Genesis all the way through Revelation, blood is a major part of the picture. In Genesis 3, we find God making the FIRST sacrifice. when Adam and Eve sinned, God sacrificed an animal to provide skins to cover their nakedness.
And in the New Testament we're told of the blood of Jesus the LAST sacrifice - offered by God to cover the nakedness of our sin.

Many of our old hymns talk lovingly of the blood of Jesus.
If you know them sing them with me:

''Would you be free from the burden of sin?
There is power in the Blood
Would you over evil a victory win?
There's wonderful power in the Blood
There is power, power wonder working power
In the Blood of the Lamb
There is power, power wonder working power
In the precious Blood of the Lamb''

''What can wash away my sin?
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
What can make me whole again?
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus
Oh, precious is the flow
That makes me white as snow
No other fount I know.
Nothing but the Blood of Jesus.''

(speak reflectively)
What can wash away my sin?
What can make me whole again?
What can make me white as snow?
No other fount I know.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus.

What those hymns (and othe ...


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