Who is Jesus? Is He the lamb of God? What does that mean?
I don’t get it. What is the big deal about Jesus being the lamb of God? They are cute and all but they tend to wander off a lot. They don’t seem to be the brightest of animals. Okay, let’s dig in and learn more.
When Jesus is called the Lamb of God in John 1:29 and John 1:36, it is referring to Him as the perfect and ultimate sacrifice for my missing God’s goal (aka sin). In order to understand who The Messiah was and what He did, we must begin with the Old Testament (aka agreement), which contains prophecies concerning the coming of The Messiah as a “guilt offering” (Isaiah 53:10).
In fact, the whole sacrificial system established by God in the Old Testament set the stage for the coming of Jesus The Messiah, who is the perfect sacrifice God would provide as atonement for the missing of God’s goals (sins) of His people (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 10).
This is hard to understand since there is no sacrificial system in religious life today. The jewish, christian and islamic faiths don’t have it (at least for thousands of years now).
Jesus the Messiah is likened to a lamb: Here are the primary references to Jesus being the lamb of God. Now this is some good news. Jesus, under the sacrificial system established in the old agreement, takes away our penalty for missing God’s goals for our lives.
- John 1:36 — and he looked at Jesus as He walked, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!”
- John 1:29 — The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
- 1 Corinthians 5:7 — Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For the Messiah our Passover also has been sacrificed.
- 1 Peter 1:19 — but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of the Messiah.
- Revelation 5:6 — And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.
What We Believe
Our programs are like an immersion into a new language – the language of living in Jesus. The goal is fluency in the language of relationships. Programs share a sequential vision, building an understanding of relationships and family culture. The foundation is an encounter with Jesus. This encounter is the means for both insight and vision. Encountering Jesus leads a radical change in living and relationships. Learn more here.
We are an inter-denominational ministry, and our desire is for transformation: a genuine change of heart and lifestyle that flows out of an intimate relationship with Jesus.
- Jesus is Lord. We exalt the One True God who made us and gave us the Lord Jesus Christ as our salvation. Our goal is to be a people with a heart for obedience to Christ in all things. His work made it possible for us to live – eternally and now – as children of God. Jesus made it possible for us to be rightly related to the Father and to one another. His desire is for us to succeed. We believe a right relationship with Him is the first and most important step.
- The Bible is True. God’s Word is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12-13), which we take into our minds and spirits and live out through the flesh. When Jesus asked what the greatest commandment was, He said, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is this: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.” (Mark 12:30-31). The basis for everything we teach is “Life is Relationships.”
- Presence and Power of the Holy Spirit. We desire to walk in and by the Spirit. The Holy Spirit (available to all believers) empowers Christians for living witness and dedicated service.
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