Let’s talk about blood. You have it, I have it, we all have it. It’s what keeps us alive, flows through our veins, and grosses us out when we see too much of it at one time. Blood plays a major role in the functioning of our bodies, but it also plays a major role in the story of God’s rescue of humanity. Over the next six weeks, you’ll look at the importance of blood in the relationship between God and humanity, and three concepts surrounding it in both the Old and New Testaments: the shedding of innocent blood, the Day of Atonement, and the Passover. While innocent bloodshed is not often talked about today in church, God has a lot to say on the subject. His heart is clearly and strongly moved when innocent life is lost. This is manifested in Scripture through the taking of the life of the young, the old, and the unborn. You’ll also learn about what is known in the New Testament as the Day of Atonement. This was the observation that God would make right all the sins of the people. Personal and public instructions are given in the Old Testament to model fasting and repentance from sin. New Testament references reveal how Jesus is the fulfillment of removing the penalty of our sin through the blood of Jesus.
Inside The Guide
Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.