Monday, May 13, 2019

Bible Verses to Precious Precious Blood of Jesus

Bible Verses to Precious Precious Blood of Jesus |

While recently studying the blood of Jesus and its effect on those who believe, I was struck by this hymn that I had sung many times before. It really lined up with what I was learning in my Bible study. Each verse seemed to highlight one of the Bible verses I had looked at. 

"Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus" was written by Frances R. Havergal. It was published in Havergal's Loyal Responses: Or, Daily Melodies for the King's Minstrels in 1882. She wrote many familiar and beloved songs, such as "Like a River Glorious," "Take My Life And Let It Be," and "I Gave My Life For Thee." Her love for Jesus and her gratitude for His death to provide her salvation shines through in her poems and songs.

I was introduced to this song in Hymns of Grace and Truth, but I later discovered that some of the verses had been altered. I am including the version from the Hymns of Grace and Truth (verses 1-7 below) since those are the ones that were the cause of the hymn study. However, I am including a few of the other verses from Havergal's original 1882 version because of their theological value as well. Although there are many versions of this hymn and many different tunes, the one I am familiar with is below. I love this tune's simplicity, emphasizing the simplicity of the belief that Jesus' blood is what saves believers from their sin.

And feel free to study more about the blood of Jesus and how it affects believers with this printable Bible study

Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus

by Frances R. Havergal

Verse 1:
Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
Shed on Calvary;
Shed for rebels, shed for sinners,
Shed for me.
Jesus said in Matthew 26:28 (KJV) For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
Verse 2:
Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
All the price is paid;
Perfect pardon now is offered,
Peace is made.
1 Peter 1:18-19 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
Colossians 1:19-20 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.

Verse 3:
Precious, precious blood of Jesus,
Jesus, God's own Son,
Telling that the work is finished;
All is done.
John 19:30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.

Verse 4:
Precious, precious blood that cleanseth
All who come to God
This the sinners only title—
Jesus’ blood.
1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Verse 5:
Precious, precious blood that shelters
From the wrath to come.
Gives the sinner right to enter
That bright home!
Romans 5:9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.

Verse 6:
Precious, precious blood of Jesus!
Theme in glory bright!
Thro' it saved ones walk and worship
In the light.
Hebrews 9:13-14 For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
1 John 1:7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.

Verse 7:
Though thy sins are red like crimson,
Deep in scarlet glow,
Jesus' precious blood can make them
White as snow.
Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together,” says the Lord, Though your sins are as scarlet, they will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, they will be like wool.”

Additional verses from Havergal's 1882 original version:
Verse 8:
Now the holiest with boldness
We may enter in,
For the open fountain cleanseth
From all sin.

Hebrews 10:19-22 Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesusby a new and living way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Verse 9:
Precious blood! by this we conquer
In the fiercest fight,
Sin and Satan overcoming
By its might.

Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—

Verse 10:
Precious blood, whose full atonement
Makes us nigh to God!
Precious blood, our song of glory,
Praise and laud!

Ephesians 2:13 But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Bible Study on The Blood of Jesus

Have you ever wondered what the blood of Jesus in His sacrifice for us accomplishes? You can find out for yourself by looking at these Bible verses about Jesus' blood and seeing what it does, to whom, how, and why (not all verses will have answers for every category).

It is Jesus that we worship. His blood is just a symbol of His life and reminds us of His death for us.
Leviticus 17:11, 14 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you on the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood by reason of the life that makes atonement.... For as for the life of all flesh, its blood is identified with its life. Therefore I said to the sons of Israel, ‘You are not to eat the blood of any flesh, for the life of all flesh is its blood; whoever eats it shall be cut off.’

Follow this link to print out a pdf of the Bible study or view and print it below. Enjoy!

Also, watch for my upcoming hymn study of "Precious, Precious Blood of Jesus."

Friday, April 5, 2019

The Resurrection of Jesus Bible Study

A free printable Bible study of the Resurrection of Jesus |

With the day set aside to celebrate Jesus' resurrection quickly approaching, my mind has been on Jesus' resurrection. First, I copied all of the verses that I could find about it onto a sheet and then I started scribbling notes about all kind of things. Below is the printable Bible study that came out of my study. Through it, you can explore all of the predictions and evidence of Jesus' resurrection, the work of the Trinity in the resurrection, and how the resurrection effects Jesus and believers. 

If you are interested in a secondary study about Jesus' resurrection, tally how many times each of the different names of Jesus is used when discussing His resurrection. The different names are interesting and some appear more in one section of Scripture (the gospels, Acts, or the epistles) more than others.

Hopefully, this Bible study will prepare your heart for Resurrection Day. Of course, it's always a good time of year to study Jesus' resurrection. Pay particular attention to the final question (What should we do because He's resurrected?) and to what your response should be to what you learned.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Bible Verses to Anthem Light's Easter Medley

Bible Verses to Anthem Light's Easter Medley |

My husband recently came across this video of a mash-up of Easter songs by Anthem Lights. It's fabulous. The songs flow together seamlessly and the harmony is amazing, but all three songs have words based on Scripture making the song even more powerful. And if you like Because He Lives by Bill and Gloria Gaither, then you should check out my song study of Matt Maher's Because He Lives (Amen).

If you are interested in more songs and children's lessons for Easter, check out my Easter page.

Easter Medley

Because He Lives by Bill and Gloria Gaither
My Redeemer Lives by Nicole C. Mullen
Arise, My Love by Eddie Carswell

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow

1 Peter 1:3-5 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
Because He lives, all fear is gone
Hebrews 2:14-15 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
Because I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
Job 19:25-28 “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and at the last He will take His stand on the earth. Even after my skin is destroyed, yet from my flesh I shall see God; Whom I myself shall behold, and whom my eyes will see and not another. My heart faints within me!”
All of creation testifies
Psalm 19:1 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
This life within me cries
Romans 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
I know...
He holds the future

David writes to God in Psalm 31:15 My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

Proverbs 16:9 The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. 
And life is worth the living, just because He lives
Romans 6:8-11 Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

The very same God
That spins things in orbit

Jeremiah 33:25 Thus says the Lord, ‘If My covenant for day and night stand not, and the fixed patterns of heaven and earth I have not established,
Runs to the weary, the worn, and the weak
And the same gentle hands that hold me when I'm broken
Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30 Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
They conquer death to bring me victory
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Arise, my love
Arise, my love
The grave no longer has a hold on you
2 Timothy 1:10 but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
No more death's sting
No more suffering
1 Corinthians 15:54-57 But when this perishable will have put on the imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then will come about the saying that is written, “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law; but thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Speaking of heaven, in Revelation 21:4 "and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”
Well, I know my Redeemer lives
I know my Redeemer lives
All of creation testifies
This life within me cries
I know, my Redeemer lives

And life is worth the living, just because He lives

Everything Easter

Everything Easter: An index to all ScriptureAnd's Easter posts |

Here are all of the links to my Easter blog posts in one place. 
All of the Easter and resurrection songs, the Children's lessons, ... the Bible studies.
All connected here so that you can find them easily.

Easter/Resurrection Songs


Children's Bible Lessons

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Praying For Others Bible Study

A free printable Bible study on praying for others |

Often, when I pray I feel like I don't know what to pray for. I believe in the importance of the eternal, but my requests are often focused on the temporal (healing for the sick, provision for those with financial needs, safety for those in dangerous situations...). There is nothing wrong with praying for these things, but my desire is to pray in ways that can affect eternity so I decided to look into the types of prayers that were encouraged in the New Testament as well as the examples of prayers and prayer requests that were included in the epistles. 

Below are two printables. The first printable is a list of all of the verses that I found for you to study on your own. I encourage you to circle the verb that refers to prayer (pray, ask, thank...) and then to underline what is being requested (or for what God is being thanked). Take notes in the right column about the different themes. The second printable is a list of the verses in the first section already broken into themes. Each day, meditate on one of these verses and try to include them into your prayers for others or even yourself that day.

I found it interesting what was prayed for the most. Of course, some prayers were more prevalent because of the situations of the authors (safety while evangelizing, being brought back together with the recipients of the epistles...), but most of the prayers were for others to grow spiritually and all that accompanies spiritual growth, such as spiritual knowledge and understanding, resisting temptation, and doing good works. I look forward to incorporating these thoughts into my prayers for others. 

Friday, March 1, 2019

The Power of God

Lately, I have been posting verses on my social media accounts about the power of God. I spent a week on each of these themes:
  • Power belongs to God.
  • God has the power to save and sanctify.
  • Man's power can do nothing compared to God's.
  • God's power is tied to the Holy Spirit.
  • God gives power to His people.
  • God has power for resurrection.
The last topic had me often breaking out in song. I was constantly singing either Chris Tomlin's Resurrection Power or Jeremy Camp's Same Power. What a blessed reminder of God's power these songs are!

If you would like to consider the power of God and its effect on us, then you can print out the Power of God printable below and meditate on one verse each day. You can also share these free Bible verse images of the verses included in the study.

Power is God's.

Not Man's Power

God Has Power to Save and Sanctify

Power of the Holy Spirit

 God Gives Power to Those Who Believe in Him

Resurrection Power