On Wednesday June 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM the message "Blood: The Foundation of All Doctrine" was given by Seniors Minister Bruce Boyd at Gratia Community Church in Sioux Falls, SD. The message was taken primarily from 1 John 5:8, Hebrews 9:12+18-22, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 3:23-28 and Romans 5:1+9.
This was the weekly activity for this week for the seniors group. He decided to teach about doctrine and felt this was the best place to start. Basically the Bible teaches both the Old (First) Covenant and the New (Second) Covenant were dedicated and established by the shedding of blood. The believer's life in Christ starts when they are saved. This shows they are saved and justified by believing in the blood sacrifice of Jesus as necessary thing to atone for sin. All are saved by grace through faith "in His blood". Many verses were given and listed several things that happen at this point. They include being purchased, justified redeemed and many others.
Present were Frank, Linda and Richard.