redeemed1Mel Gibson’s film The Passion of Christ stirred many hearts and created a new awareness of the power and wonder of Jesus’ blood. It gave a fresh look at the very element that has brought about our salvation—literally the only element. But it is still true that few understand how Christ’s blood relates to the message of salvation, peace and purpose in life. It is one of the greatest of human tragedies that so many lack knowledge and understanding concerning the importance of His blood. Easter’s message of the resurrection is preceded by the crucifixion, which was bathed in blood. It’s easy to miss the fullness and power of Easter and focus only on the beauty of celebrating the resurrection. The cup of the Communion table is also a reminder of blood. Jesus said, “This is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission [forgiveness] of sins” (Matt. 26:28). Throughout the centuries, undoubtedly many have partaken of the Communion elements without understanding what the bread and the cup really represent. An examination of the Scriptures reveals a number of things about Jesus’ blood: MORE