The Lamb of God

Holy Week
[Introduction to The Passion of Christ]
Picture of Lamb of GodThe Lamb Of God
29 The next day John saw Jesus….said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!…"  John 1:29 NIV
The early Israelites sacrificed their first born, unblemished lambs as an offering to God in atonement for their sins. John (the Baptist), was pointing out to his followers that Jesus Christ was God’s perfect sacrifice, [the Lamb of God] to be a sacrifice for all people in atonement for our sins if we believe and follow Him. It is by having faith and asking forgiveness for our sins in Jesus’ name that God grants that which we ask for. Jesus was perfect in every way and, like a lamb that has done no wrong, He was innocent and His blood was shed for the sins of the world – this is the ‘Passion of Christ’ for we who are the creation of God.