SERIES:  THE BLOOD SACRIFICE
                                                               Hebrews 9:22 (888)

                                   WHY DID GOD REQUIRE A BLOOD SACRIFICE?


          A.  I looked in a songbook about the blood of Christ, and here are some of the lyrics:

          B.  The first lesson in the series, THE BLOOD SACRIFICE, is in answer to the above

     I.  When Adam and Eve sinned, the death penalty was placed on humans.
          Genesis 2:16-17 (2); Genesis 3:1-6,22-24.

          A.  They died spiritually. Gen. 3:24

          B.  Adam and Eve died physically.  Gen. 5:5

          C.  Every human who lived after them would die spiritually (Romans 3:23,
                P831: 6:23a) physically. Hebrews 9:27 (888); Romans 5:12-14 (832)

     II.  Because of the death penalty on humans, God required a sacrifice but why blood?  Gen.
           9:4-5 (6); Leviticus 17:10-14 (97)

           A.  Blood represents life.  Gen. 9:4; Leviticus 17:11,14

           B.  A life may receive atonement only by the sacrifice of a life.  Lev. 17:11

           C.  The just penalty of human sin against God is death (Spiritual and physical), and the
                 blood of a sanctioned animal as a sacrifice was temporarily accepted by God until the
                 sacrifice of Christ.  Hebrews 9:7 (887)

  Closing the lesson

           A.  Review

           B.  Invitation