Jesus Is...the Great Lamb of God (John 1:24-34)Pastor Joe Sanders, February 6, 2011
Part of the Jesus Is... series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
There is so much that is misunderstood about Jesus. So much that we assume we know, but under proper biblical inspection we find that we are incorrect. Do we come to him with preconceptions? Do we come with our arguments already in place about who Jesus is supposed to be? Are constantly trying to prove or disprove something about Jesus? One of the biggest challenges in the early 21st Century is gaining a proper and full understanding of who Jesus is. John presents a clear, hard, focused view of Jesus and challenges us to accept nothing less than that Jesus. In the middle of our confusion and our misconceptions, John presents Jesus as someone fantastic who does more than represent God or who helps us figure life out. The only question for us is- will we accept the Jesus of John for all that he is and for all that he can do in us?
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24And they which were sent were of the Pharisees. 25And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet? 26John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. 28These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. 29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. 30This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. 31And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. 32And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. 33And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. 34And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God. (KJV)