Back to title page
What Can Wash My Sin Away NOTHING But The Blood Of Jesus!
(1Pet.1:13-25 Text V. 18,19,20)
Intro: As we come to this passage of scripture. We find the subject of the blood being dealt with. This is an unfathomable, inexhaustible subject. However I by the help of the Holy Ghost, would like to look at this for just a little while this morning.
1. In this chapter we see THE REDEMPTIVE NECESSITY OF THE BLOOD, also THE REDEMPTIVE NATURE OF THE BLOOD, then THE REDEMPTIVE NOBILITY OF THE BLOOD!
2. Peter said in (V.19) "...the precious blood of Christ..." with that in mind I would like for us to consider the thought of "What Can Wash Away My Sin NOTHING But The Blood Of Jesus"
I. Consider The Redemptive Necessity Of The Blood. (V.19)
1. The song writer said it like this "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 fountain I know nothing but the blood of Jesus.
A Notice The Aspects of Jesus’ Blood . (Jesus blood has 3 aspects;)
1. It has a God-ward aspect.
A.] Blood was not presented to man but to God (Lev.16:17) And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.
B.] Christ suffering and shedding his blood was to satisfy God not man. (Isa.53:11) He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
2. It has a Man-ward aspect.
A.] There is the Principal aspect to the Sinner (Rom.3:23-25) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;
B.] There is the Practical aspect to the Saint. (1Joh.1:5-10) This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
3. It has a Satan-ward aspect. (Col.1:20,2:9-20) And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. He can not touch me I am in under the BLOOD, and if he comes through the blood he would be a saved devil!
B. Notice the Accomplishments of Jesus’ Blood.
1. It accomplished eternal redemption. (Heb 9:12-14) Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. 13 For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: 14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
C. Notice the Access of Jesus’ blood.
1. Jesus blood gives us access into his presence. (Heb 10:19) Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, (Heb.4:15-16) For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
D. Notice the Application of Jesus’ blood.
1. (Ex 12:13) And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.
2. Here in Ex. The Israelites were to eat the lamb, while the blood was applied to the door post. The picture is the saint of God is this; we must Appropriate the lamb (eat) and Apply the blood. The lamb on the inside and blood on the outside.
II. Consider The Redemptive Nature Of The Blood. (V.19)
1. The bible says in (Heb 9:14) How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
A. Notice the Counterfeits of salvation.(v.18a-18b)
1. Corruptible things.(v18a) Such as Religion. Such as Relocation. Such as Reshaping a lifestyle. As Relocation. As Reorientation.
2. Costly things. (v18b) Many count Gain for Godliness (1Tim.6:3-5) If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
B. Notice the Comprehension of Redemption. (V.18-20)
1. . The Definition of Redemption; (There are three words that the word Redemption is derived from.)
a. The meaning ;To purchase in the market place. Here the essential truth is the sinner is sold under sin a bondslave to sin (Rom.7:14b) "...but I am carnal sold under sin."
b. The meaning; To purchase out of the market place. This is a distinct advantage over the 1st which implies no more than a payment of the requisited price. The added thought of removing or taking out. One thus taken out will never be returned to the place of bondage or the state of a slave.
c. The meaning; To be loosed set free. Redemption, in its fullest meaning, as represented by this word, is assurance that Christ has not merely transferred the sinner’s bondage from one to another; He has purchased with the object in view that the ransomed one may be free. (Ill.( Joh 8:32-36) And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. 33 They answered him, We be Abraham's seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free? 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
2. The Dimensions of Redemption. (Some would like to limit it, But there is no limit to Redemption.)
a. There are doctrines that relate to the value of the Finished Work of Christ. Such as Forgiveness, Regeneration, Justification, & Sanctification that are limited to the Saved.
b. But Redemption is Limitless just as Reconciliation, & Propitiation Redemption is toward sin, Reconciliation is toward God, Propitiation is toward man. Redemption reaches out to the sinner as well as the saved.
III. Consider The Redemptive Nobility Of Jesus’ Blood. (V.19)
1. The blood of Jesus is accentual, and effective in producing a eternal change in the life if a sinner. What did the blood produce?
A. Notice As the Lord; His Blood is Precious to Save.(v.19a)
B. Notice As the Lamb; His Body is Pure from Spot.(v.19b)
1. Christ the lamb of God is without any Defiling Blemish.
2. Christ the lamb of God is without any Disqualifying Blots.
Pastor Chris Norris
Fair Haven Baptist Church