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Bible Study: Behold the Lamb of God

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.

This week’s Bible study is adapted from The Gospel Project curriculum.

Bible Passage: John 1

Discussion Questions:

  • What does it mean to follow Jesus?
  • Who do you say that Jesus is?
  • Do you view sharing the Gospel as a joyful privilege or dreaded duty? Why?

Food for Thought:

John the Baptist introduced Jesus to the world as the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world (John 1:29). Because of his calling by God, John understood Jesus’ role from the start. Jesus was the sacrificial substitute, laying down His life for His people. But with this declaration, John took an important ritual and image of his Jewish heritage and expanded its impact for a global significance. Not only was Jesus to be the Savior of Israel but He would be the Savior for people from every tribe, tongue, people and nation.

The day after this positive finger-pointing, John again called Jesus the Lamb of God (John 1:36), specifically telling two of his own disciples, allowing them to follow Jesus and become disciples of the promised Messiah. The call to follow the Lamb is the foundation of John’s Gospel and the basis for the entire story of the Bible. From cover to cover, the Bible invites the reader to look at Jesus, follow Him, and be saved.

Jesus came into the world to call sinners to repentance and to lay down His life on their behalf that they might be saved. Likewise as His followers, we should tell others about Jesus and call on them to turn from their sin and trust in Him.

Because Jesus gave up His life for us and we have committed to following Him, our lives are to be marked by sacrifice. We should be willing to do whatever God calls us to do as we invest in others with our words and deeds. Hopefully, others will hear about Jesus the Lamb of God, behold Him in faith, be saved and become His disciples.

The Gospel Project

The Gospel Project is a chronological, Christ-centered study for kids, students and adults. The Bible is not a collection of stories. It is one story of God’s plan to rescue His people from sin and death. It is the story of redemption, the gospel message of Jesus Christ. More information can be found at Lifeway.com/gospelproject.


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