I continued our new series, “Name Above All Names,” this past weekend at Eastbrook Church. This series began with our Christmas celebration of Jesus as the light of the world, continued in the last two weekends with Jesus as “Friend of Sinners” and “The Gate” (Thanks, Pastor Dan Ryan!), and now turns to Jesus as the “Promised Lamb of God.”
This message leaps off from John the Baptist’s description of Jesus in John 1:29:
Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
The message then looks at four “clues” to Jesus’ identity as the Lamb of God found throughout the Hebrew Bible: the ram provided on Mount Moriah (Genesis 22), the Passover lamb (Exodus 12), the daily sacrifice (Leviticus 1), and the suffering servant (Isaiah 52-53).
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’” (John 1:29)
Jesus as the Lamb of God (John 1:29-36)
God Provides a Lamb: Abraham & Isaac (Genesis 22:8)
God Delivers with a Lamb: The Passover (Exodus 12:1-13; John 19:14; 1 Corinthians 5:7)
God Makes Peace with a Lamb: Sacrifice (Leviticus 1:3-4; Romans 8:3; Hebrews 10:10-14)
God Heals with a Lamb: God’s Servant (Isaiah 53:7)