In these verses God has revealed Himself to John the Baptist as the lamb of God, as one with whom the Spirit rests, and as the Son of God. This is at the core of who God is, He is a God who reveals Himself to His people and He has done that most fully in Jesus.
- What did John call Jesus? (v.29)
- What does the lamb of God do? (v.29)
- Why did John come baptizing? (v.31)
- What did John see? (v.32)
- How else had God revealed Himself to John? (v.33)
- What has John borne witness to? (v.34)
In Jesus God has revealed Himself to man. He has revealed His plan to save, His love for us, the extent to which He will go. Specifically John points out that Jesus is the lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. The sacrifice Jesus made is likened to the old testament sacrifices to take away sin. Only with Jesus it was a once and for all sacrifice. (Heb. 9:12)
- Has Jesus been revealed to you?
- What has he revealed?
- Has God used you to reveal Himself to others? If so how?
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ – John 1:29-30