Podcast #196: “Nothing But the Blood” by Jars of Clay

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I’m Michelle Nezat and I hope to inspire you to discover and meditate on God’s Word through the songs you’re listening to on the radio.

Sometimes my grandmother bemoans the repetition in contemporary worship songs. Once she mentioned she felt like the worship team might just “sing of your love forever”…forever. I’m pretty sure she’ll excuse the repetition in the classic hymn “Nothing but the Blood” as it leads us to consider the significance of the blood shed by our Savior.

No matter how hard we may “try,” NOTHING but the blood of Jesus can atone for our sin.

On this episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
    • Write out Scripture
    • Meditate
    • Read in context
  • The story behind the song by Jars of Clay lead singer Dan Haseltine – BeliefNet Article
  • Nothing can for sin atone…not of good that I have done – Isaiah 64:6, Romans 5:8
  • No other fount I know – Zechariah 13:1
  • For my pardon this I see – Ephesians 1:7, 2 Corinthians 5:17
  • This is all my hope and peace – Colossians 1:19-20
  • This is all my righteousness – Titus 3:4-6
  • Nothing but the blood of Jesus – Hebrews 9:19-22
  • Why? So that we might LIVE saved – 1 John 4:7-12

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This Week’s Challenge

Listen to the song and then do the work. Use the Bible Interaction Tool Exercises I introduced to interact with God’s Word this week. Reflect on the idea that nothing but the blood could have atoned for our sins, but it was not merely so we could be saved…but rather that we would LIVE saved.

If you have never heard this song before, you can listen to the official audio on YouTube below.

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