Other New Hope books by Jennifer Kennedy Dean Power in the Name of Jesus Live a Praying Life! Open Your Life to God’s Power and Provision Live a Praying Life: Open Your Life to God’s Power and Provision Bible Study —Tenth Anniversary Edition Live a Praying Life: Open Your Life to God’s Power and Provision DVD Leader Kit—Tenth Anniversary Edition Live a Praying Life: A Daily Look at God’s Power and Provision Journal Altar’d: Experience the Power of Resurrection Life Unhindered! Five Keys to Walking in Freedom Secrets Jesus Shared: Kingdom Insights Revealed Through the Parables Secrets Jesus Shared DVD Kit: Kingdom Insights Revealed Through the Parables The Power of Small: Think Small to Live Large Legacy of Prayer: A Spiritual Trust Fund for the Generations Pursuing the Christ: Prayers for Christmastime Heart’s Cry: Principles of Prayer
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A Word from the Author
â€”Jennifer Kennedy Dean
S h a dow a nd S u b s ta nce
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The L ife
“By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them” (Matthew 7:16–20). “For when we were controlled by the sinful nature, the sinful passions aroused by the law were at work in our bodies, so that we bore fruit for death” (Romans 7:5). “The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace” (Romans 8:6).
The L ife Oper at ing in M e
“God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us” (Romans 5:5). “With weapons of righteousness in the right hand and in the left” (2 Corinthians 6:7). “The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet” (Romans 16:20). “Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:15).
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103). “I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened” (Ephesians 1:18). “The Sovereign Lord has opened my ears” (Isaiah 50:5).
The Blood â€™s T wofol d R ol e
Sins we commit
Reconciled by His death; what Christ did for us
Forgive our sins
Unrighteousness that causes us to sin
Saved by His life; who Christ is in us
Purify us of all unrighteousness
Re conc ile d Thr o u g h H i s Deat h
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men” (John 1:1–3).
“That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched— this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. The life appeared; we have seen it and testify to it, and we proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and has appeared to us” (1 John 1:1).
“Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: ‘Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me’” (Hebrews 10:5).
S av e d Thr o u g h H is L if e
The T wofold F unct ion of t he Blood
SINS/ death of Christ
UNRIGHTEOUSNESS/ life of Christ
Reconciled through the death of His Son
Saved through His life
United with Him in His death
United with Him in His resurrection
The death He died, He died to sin
The life He lives, He lives to God
1 John 1:9
Forgive our sin
Purify us from all unrighteousness
Crushed for our iniquities
Pierced for our transgressions
Hebrews 5:1–6; 7:1–17
Jesus: priest after the order of Aaron—to offer sacrifice on the altar to atone for sins
Jesus: priest after the order of Melchizedek—“on the basis of an indestructible life”
Provided purification for sins (died on the Cross)
Sat down at the right hand of the majesty on high (lives and rules eternally)
â€œHaving our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscienceâ€? (Hebrews 10:22).
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