Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2009-03-25 ILC Chapel — Christ’s sacrifice was once for…

Christ’s sacrifice was once for all, it was complete and eternal.


Date : 2009-03-25
Speaker : Seminarian

Hebrews 9:11–15 (Listen)

Redemption Through the Blood of Christ

11 But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come,1 then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) 12 he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. 13 For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify2 for the purification of the flesh, 14 how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our3 conscience from dead works to serve the living God.

15 Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.4


[1] 9:11 Some manuscripts good things to come

[2] 9:13 Or For if the sprinkling of defiled persons with the blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a heifer sanctifies

[3] 9:14 Some manuscripts your

[4] 9:15 The Greek word means both covenant and will; also verses 16, 17


Hymn: TLH 156, st. 1,2: Not all the Blood of Beasts Organ Audio

1. Not all the blood of beasts 
On Jewish altars slain 
Could give the guilty conscience peace 
Or wash away the stain. 

2. But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 
Takes all our sins away; 
A sacrifice of nobler name 
And richer blood than they. 

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