Matthew 27:25 And all the people answered, "His blood be on us and on our children!"

Who is responsible?

Jews

Romans

Everyone

Is this a good thing or a bad thing?

Its not just blood shed, its innocent blood shed,

That means that there is no such thing as an innocent bystander

If you were there, you are responsible

You canít, as Pilate tried to do, wash your hands of the matter

Therefore Jesus death on the cross is not a matter of indifference

You canít simply ignore it

His blood is upon us, that there is nothing we can do to wash it away

Faith can make a difference

By grace through faith we see Jesus blood upon us,

And we see that Jesus blood washes away our sins

But we didnít create that faith, we didnít so something Ė

Whether that is that we believe or we repent

If we believe it is because God created the faith

Id we repent it is because by faith God has shown us the way to forgiveness

Faith makes a difference, but itís a gift of God

And through faith we see Jesus blood given for us as a gift

Which takes away our sins

But this is something not just for us, but it is for all

So we want our children to have faith

So that the blood of Jesus upon them might lead them to everlasting life

Without faith

We see Jesus blood as a curse,

Something that declares us guilty

Something that condemns us

Which keeps saying that we nailed him to the cross

Our sins killed the lamb of God

And as long as we continue in our sins

Jesus blood will be a curse upon our children

Declaring them guilty, condemning them of unbelief

We know that God so loved the world that he sent his only son into the world

So that whosoever beleiveth in him has eternal life

But those who do not believe are judged, because they have not believed