The Painted Door Church - Chicago

The Lamb / John 1:29-42

January 19, 2020
The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The Lamb / John 1:29-42
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The Painted Door Church - Chicago
The Lamb / John 1:29-42
Jan 19, 2020
The Painted Door Church - Pastor Mark Bergin

At the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, God began to openly reveal the true identity of his Son. He spoke to John the Baptist of who this man Jesus of Nazareth truly was. And John testified of his identity: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” What a strange unveiling! The long awaited Messiah, the Savior of God’s people, announced as a lamb. Jesus was a lamb. This is a very different kind of savior. In this world, we are caught in our grasping for control, our quests for vinication, our struggles for power. And we look for salvation in strength. Who is fierce enough to come to our aid, to conquer? But God sends a lamb. Because God knows the salvation we long for is not the one we need. He did not come to teach us to roar like lions. He came to teach us to die like lambs. He came to make us into who we truly are.


Show Notes

At the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry, God began to openly reveal the true identity of his Son. He spoke to John the Baptist of who this man Jesus of Nazareth truly was. And John testified of his identity: “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” What a strange unveiling! The long awaited Messiah, the Savior of God’s people, announced as a lamb. Jesus was a lamb. This is a very different kind of savior. In this world, we are caught in our grasping for control, our quests for vinication, our struggles for power. And we look for salvation in strength. Who is fierce enough to come to our aid, to conquer? But God sends a lamb. Because God knows the salvation we long for is not the one we need. He did not come to teach us to roar like lions. He came to teach us to die like lambs. He came to make us into who we truly are.


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