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Adorenament No. 8: A Lamb The Name of Jesus: The Lamb of God

Adorenament No. 8: A Lamb
The Name of Jesus: The Lamb of God

“Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
John 1:29

In the Bible, sheep are mentioned more than any other animal—750 times. So, it’s not surprising that Jesus be given the name, The Lamb of God. But, instead of coming like a lamb, why didn’t Jesus come as a strong man or a conqueror? After all, at the time, the Jews were ruled by the evil Roman Empire and they hoped God would send them a king to conquer and overthrow these Romans.

But did you know the Jew’s greatest problem was not being ruled by the Romans, it was the problem of sin? Isaiah 53:6 says, “All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the Lord has caused the [sin] of us all to fall on Him.” Romans 6:23 says that “the wages of sin is death.” Because God’s punishment for sin is death, someone had to die to pay the price for sin.

In Jesus’ time, the Jews would sacrifice or kill a lamb as temporary offering to God for their sins. However, only a perfect and complete sacrifice, without spot or blemish, could forever take away the sin of the world. Only a Lamb of God.

The Bible teaches us that Jesus is the Lamb of God—that perfect and complete sacrifice sent by our Father in heaven. As the Lamb of God, Jesus willingly obeyed His Father, going to the cross and dying for sinners. Have you been to the cross, inviting the Lamb of God, Jesus, to wash your sins away and give you a new heart and life now and forever? Invite Him into your heart today? Pastor Louie