JESUS – THE LAMB OF GOD

Lamb of God

NAMES OF JESUS IN THE 1ST CHAPTER OF JOHN:

#9  HE WAS CALLED LAMB OF GOD:

John 1:29:  The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”

Yes, Jesus’ death on the cross was the sacrifice for the sins of all who believe on him.  His blood was the atonement for our sins.

This morning, however, I am considering the sacrifice Jesus made when he came to earth as man (the baby we have been celebrating) from his Heavenly throne where he was honored and lauded as God.

His leaving his heavenly realm to come to earth was also a sacrifice.  Through that sacrifice, he became man and opened himself to all sorrow and suffering which man endures.

There is a song that has settled in my mind for many years.  Let’s have a look at it for a different angle to understand the term, the Lamb of God.

Look to the Lamb of God was written by H. G. Jackson (1856-1938), a Methodist missionary to Argentina.  He believed that Jesus, the Lamb of God, was the answer to every care.

1st Verse:  If you from sin, are longing to be free; Look to the Lamb of God.  He to redeem you died on Calvary; Look to the Lamb of God.

Refrain:  Look to the Lamb of God, Look to the Lamb of God,  For He alone is able to save you, Look to the Lamb of God.

Last Verse:  Fear not when shadows on your pathway fall, Look to the Lamb of God.

In joy or sorrow, Christ is all in all, Look to the Lamb of God.

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He could have stayed in heaven, you know!

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2 Responses to JESUS – THE LAMB OF GOD

  1. Beautiful. It’s so appropriate that the first ones to hear the good new of Jesus’ birth were the shepherds, outside Jerusalem who were caring for the sheep that would be the atoning sacrifices in the Temple. They were the first to see the Shepherd who has always cared for US. ❤

  2. Faye says:

    Praise God! John was called of God to announce the arrival of the sinless Lamb of God foretold from the beginning of the Word to be to be the perfect NEW COVENENT. We now have a new covenant not longer where lots of animal’s blood was spilled for different ritualistic purposes but ONE complete and Perfect Lamb from God Himself to die on behalf of ALL HUMANITY.(only two commandments now also. It is the first that most people find only the Holy Spirit can help them to keep. ALL must follow the Shepherd into His Kingdom. That includes Israel who must, in the fullness of time when ALL the gentiles come, realise that the MESSIAH has indeed come. The Price is paid…praise God the Lamb of God……Jesus Christ is our LORD. He IS KING OF ALL KINGS.
    Blessings to you all as we face another year …2019.. may we Love the Lord OUR GOD with our whole heart, lives and body and our neighbours as we love ourselves. Lets stand for HIM and make a difference in the world.

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