The Lamb Of God
Topic: Jesus Christ Passage: John 1:29–1:29, Exodus 29:38–29:39, Hebrews 9:22–9:22
“I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about
Him: 'I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but don’t accept his claim to be God.'
That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.
You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
-The next day he saw jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
From the very beginning of the bible, God’s desire for people is that we would be in relationship with him.
“Now this is what you shall offer on the altar: two lambs a year old day by day regularly.
One lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at twilight.
(Exodus 29:38-39 ESV)
Sin is serious and God needs to deal with it seriously.
…without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.
(Hebrews 9:22 ESV)
Rather than continue a sacrificial system of animals—God sends his very own Son, Jesus Christ, to be the ultimate Lamb of God on our behalf.
Is the truth that Jesus died to take away your sins just a catchphrase—or is it an anchor for your life?