The Gospel of John (Part 3)

Behold, the Lamb of God (John 1:29-34 ESV)

[29 ] The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! [30 ] This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ [31 ] I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” [32 ] And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. [33 ] I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ [34 ] And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

  1. How can a believer witness to Christ?
  2. Now, if we are to bear a witness to Jesus Christ, clearly we must know something about him. And this means that we must have a message. What is our message?
  3. Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world” (v. 29). Give your thoughts to what must have been involved in that statement.

Verses To Explore:
Genesis 22
Isaiah 53:4-5
Exodus 12

Additional resources:

Behold the Lamb – John Piper

You need to decide whether you are going to listen to John the Baptist’s testimony in this message. Here’s what is at stake. In John 1:33, John said, “I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water [namely, God] said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’” John the Baptist said, “My testimony about Jesus does not come from what I know about him naturally. It comes from God. God told to say what to say about Jesus.” ….. continue reading

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A follower of Christ and sinner who needs his grace everyday.

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