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In today’s class, we will be talking about Jesus as the Lamb of God John 1: 29-34, Jesus as the door and the good shepherd John 10: 1-18. Enjoy the class!
Jesus as the Lamb of God John 1: 29-34, Jesus as the Door and the Good Shepherd John 10: 1-18
John, the forerunner of the Lord Jesus Christ was baptizing the people as was his practice at the river Jordan. People from all walks of Life have been patronizing John for baptism. This includes the rulers of the people, the Pharisees and Sadducees. John was saddled with the responsibility to prepare the way for Jesus Christ. when often asked “are you the Christ,” he simply told them that he was only a forerunner of the Christ.
On a particular day, Jesus came to John the Baptist at the Jordan River. As I was approaching John exclaimed, “behold the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29
John did not know who he was. He only came baptizing people with water so that Israel could know that Jesus is the Messiah.
- John was predicting the death of the Lord Jesus Christ by describing him as the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.
- Before the coming of Jesus, annually the high priest entered the holy of holies on the day of atonement to offer a lamb without blemish as a sacrifice on behalf of the people the blood of the sacrificial lamb was presumed to have taken the same of the people to make them righteous before God.
Jesus as the door and the good Shepherd John 10: 1-18
Jesus taught the people that when a man enters the sheep pen, he should use the gate. If he climbs in some other way, he is a robber. He is trying to steal the sheep. But the man who takes care of the sheep enters through the gate. He is the shepherd.
By this Jesus presented himself as the door and the Good Shepherd.
Jesus taught the people in this manner, but they did not understand what he meant. So Jesus said again, “I assure you, I am the door for the sheep.”John 10:7
He explained to them that all those who came before him were thieves and robbers. That was the reason the sheep did not listen to them.
He said, “I am the door. Whoever enters through me will be saved. They will be able to come in and go out. They will find everything they need. I am the good shepherd, and the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep.”
To outline the qualities of a Good Shepherd and said he was the Good Shepherd for a good lay down his life for the sheep voluntarily and will take it back.
- Jesus reaffirms to the people through this teaching that he was the door and the only way to Salvation.
- By saying he laid down his life he was referring to the death on the cross which was the single sacrifice he made for The Salvation of Man.
- He explained the love he had for mankind by portraying himself as the Good Shepherd.
Lessons to learn
- The sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ has opened the door to eternal life for everyone who believes and does the will of God.
- Since Christ has died for us we should consistently listen to his voice and follow his lead.
- Jesus Christ’s sacrifice was not in his interest; it was for mankind therefore we should learn to sacrifice for others.
Give a vivid description of Jesus Christ as the lamb of God as described by John the Baptist.
- Discuss the qualities of a Good Shepherd as explained by Jesus in his teaching.
- Describe how you think this lesson can be applied to Christian leadership.
In our next class, we will be talking about Jesus as the Light of the World John 3:19, John 9: 4-5, John 12:35-36. We hope you enjoyed the class.
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