RCCG SUNDAY SCHOOL STUDENT’S MANUAL LESSON SEVENTEEN SUNDAY 27TH DECEMBER 2020
TOPIC: POTENCY OF THE BLOOD COVENANT
SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN
1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
O how I love Thee well,
I am happy, it makes me glad
To rejoice at Thy birth.
2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Thy friend friendship suits me well,
Both young and will sing Thy song,
We long for Sunday School.
3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Christ was Thy first teacher,
The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
Does manifest in thee.
4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
This testimony is sure,
That God, the Father Almighty,
Poured His blessing on Thee
5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
Though the sun be so bright,
Or if the clouds be black with rain,
I’ll be in Sunday School.
6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
I rejoice to see Thee,
Will thou pass over me today?
Without my being blest?
MEMORY VERSE: “Whereupon neither the first testament was dedicated without blood”. — Hebrews 9:18
BIBLE PASSAGE: HEBREWS 9:15-28
And for this reason He is the Mediator of the new covenant, by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions under the first covenant, that those who are called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance.
For where there [is] a testament, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator.
For a testament [is] in force after men are dead, since it has no power at all while the testator lives.
Therefore not even the first [covenant] was dedicated without blood.
For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
saying, “This [is] the blood of the covenant which God has commanded you.”
Then likewise he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle and all the vessels of the ministry.
And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Therefore [it was] necessary that the copies of the things in the heavens should be purified with these, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.
For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, [which are] copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
not that He should offer Himself often, as the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood of another —
He then would have had to suffer often since the foundation of the world; but now, once at the end of the ages, He has appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of Himself.
And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,
so Christ was offered once to bear the sins of many. To those who eagerly wait for Him He will appear a second time, apart from sin, for salvation.
Promise, vow, bond or oath is used interchangeably as declaration or assurance that one will do something or that a particular thing will happen. However, blood covenant is the most binding agreement in that is involves cutting and shedding of blood. Hence, in this study, we shall attempt to consider the significance and the saving power in the blood of Jesus.
1. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BLOOD COVENANT
2. THE SAVING POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE BLOOD COVENANT
We cannot speak of spiritual covenant without speaking of blood. “Therefore not even the first covenant was dedicated without blood (Hebrews 9:18-NKJV). The different between a covenant and a partnership is that covenant involves blood. The covenant of the old testament were sealed with the blood of circumcision (Acts 7:8) and the sacrifice of animals but in the New testament, by the blood of Jesus Christ (Hebrews 9:11-14). Hence, the blood covenant is the seal of the Bible (Hebrews 9:18; Luke 22:20). When we understand the blood covenant and who we are, as well as what we have in the lord Jesus, we are then no longer bound to our feelings but can stand with boldness (Hebrews 4:15-16). The blood covenant, made on our behalf, by Jesus Christ is the steadfast promise and an unbreakable covenant (Genesis 17:7; Galatians 3:17).
THE SAVING POWER IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS
Every human being has the opportunity to be reconciled to God through the blood covenant with the blood of the Christ, the Savior, who died for us. The blood of Jesus personifies the covenant of salvation (1Cor. 11:25). We receive God’s righteousness not because of our own worth, but became of a covenant made long before we were ever born. God and Jesus created a platform for the redemption of mankind (John 3:16). Every manner is deformed (Romans 5:12), dethroned (Romans 3:23) and awaiting death (Romans 6:23). The blood of Jesus has brought forgiveness (Ephesians 1:7), restoration (Hebrews 9:15) and salvation (Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5-6) to as many as will receive him (1John 1:8-9), thereby making the part of God’s family (John 1:12; 1Cor. 1:9). God has also given us an inheritance (Acts 26:18). The saving power in the blood of Jesus neutralises and destroys every evil covenant into knowingly or ignorantly (Colossians 2:13-14).
The blood of Jesus is the covenant of God for the remission of sin. To enjoy the full benefits of this covenant, you must accept the sacrifice that Jesus offers through His blood (Hebrews 9:28).
1.How significant is the blood covenant? Explain.
2. How can the blood of Jesus deliver sinners and those under the captivity of other blood covenant?