THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: THE NEW COVENANT’S SACRIFICE
Adult/Young Adult Topic: CLEANING UP THE MESS
Printed Text: Hebrews 9:11-22
KEY VERSE:Hebrews 9:22 (NIV)
In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People have devised many methods to deal with the sense of moral uncleanness that their misdeeds incur. How can we be definitively cleansed of guilt? Through shedding His blood and dying, Jesus once and for all fulfilled God’s new covenant to forgive sins and guarantee eternal life.
The well-known song written by Robert Lowery poses this question: “What can wash away my sin?” The answer is this: nothing but the blood of Jesus. No matter how much moral dirt we may accumulate, no case is beyond the ability of Jesus to reach and to wash. We do not have to live lives burdened by the guilt of sin. The forgiveness and cleansing power offered by the sacrificial Lamb of God is extended to all who believe and receive God’s forgiveness.
Dear God, thank you for the precious gift of Jesus, who offers us not only second chances but also multiple opportunities to get it right. Let us never be guilty of taking advantage of that costly grace that was purchased on Calvary’s cross. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen