1 Peter 1:17-21
And if you call on the Father, who without respect of persons judges according to every man's work…
I. WHAT PRECEDED IT. Blood of lambs, bulls, and goats, without number, and through all ages. Types most costly. Prophecies grand and minute.
II. THE PRODIGIES WHICH ATTENDED THE SHEDDING OF THIS BLOOD. On previous occasions, when sacrifices had been offered, there were tokens of God's favourable notice — Abel, Noah, Abraham, Gideon, etc. But when was it heard that the sun was clothed as in sackcloth, that the rocks were rent, the earth shaken, etc.
III. WHERE IT WAS PRESENTED (Hebrews 9:7, 12). The very life laid down was taken up, and is lived on again in heaven in circumstances of the highest glory and honour.
IV. WHAT IT PREVENTS. Condemnation, wrath, curse. This blood will ward off all harm from those who trust it. Will not suffer Satan or death to destroy any who are sheltered beneath it.
V. WHAT IT PROCURES.
1. For man generally.
(1) All temporal blessings.
(2) The offer of salvation.
2. For believers — redemption, even the forgiveness of sins (Ephesians 1:7).
VI. WHAT IT PRODUCES. The blood of Christ is omnipotent. It prevails over guilt, fear and care. It casts down pride, casts out the reigning power of sin, and introduces happiness, holiness, humility, and hope.
VII. WHAT IT WILL PERPETUATE, AND SECURE FOREVER TO ALL BELIEVERS. Abidance before the throne of God, union with the redeemed of all ages, service in the heavenly temple, the absence of sorrow, death, and sin.
Parallel VersesKJV: And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in fear: