The Lamb

Read: John 1:29-50

  1. In vs 29, John calls Jesus “the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” Explain in your own words what you think this title for Jesus means.

  2. Consider the following: the lamb offered during the Passover (Ex. 12:1-13); Isa 53:7; Jer 11:19; Gen 22:8. Read Lev 1-6:7. Summarize:

  3. Read Eph 1:7, Col 1:14, and Heb 9:22 for the “new testament theology” of what John is saying.

  4. John the Baptist and Jesus were second cousins. Explain John the Baptist’s words in vs 31-33.

  5. Consider vs 34 in light of what was already read in vs 14 and 18. What does the expression “Son of God” mean, then, to John the evangelist?

  6. In vs 41, John calls Jesus “Messiah” and “Christ”, both of which come from the Greek word “Christus,” meaning “Anointed One.” What is the significance of Andrew’s words as John records them?

  7. What theological statement(s) can be made about Christ/God from vs 47 through 49?

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