Look, the Lamb of God
Key Verse: 1:29
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’”
1. Who came to John, and why did the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem send them? (19; Lk 3:15) How did John respond to them? (20-21) Why did his answers become shorter and shorter? How and on what basis did John finally identify himself? (22-23)
2. What were the Pharisees concerned about? (24-25) How did John introduce Jesus in his reply? (26-27) Where did this happen? (28) What can we learn from John as a witness of Jesus?
3. Read verse 29. When John saw Jesus, what did he proclaim about him? What does “the Lamb of God” mean? (Ex 12:5-7,12-13; 1 Cor 5:7; Heb 9:24-28) What is the sin of the world? (Ro 5:19; Ro 1:21) How did Jesus take away the sin of the world? What should we do to solve our sin problem? (Nu 21:9)
4. How did John testify about Jesus’ pre-existence? (30) Why is this so important? What was the purpose of John’s baptizing with water? (31) How did John recognize Jesus? (32-33) What did John testify about Jesus? (34)