TITLE: WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT JESUS?
TEXT: JOHN 1:29-34
- What makes something special?
- How do we respond when we have determined that something is special?
- Can I honestly say that Jesus is special to me?
- If not, why?
- If yes, how can He become more special to me?
JESUS IS THE LAMB OF GOD
- Lambs were used as the sacrifice at the Passover Feast
- Jesus is the Sacrificial Lamb
- Jesus is the Conquering Lamb
- What’s so special about Jesus? He died so I will not have to
JESUS TOOK AWAY THE SIN OF THE WORLD
- The lamb bore the consequence of the sin of the people
- Example: Adam and Eve (Gen 3:21)
- The blood of other animals could not take away sins (Heb 10:4-10)
- How did Jesus take away my sin? He bore them on the cross
- 1 Peter 2:24
- Isaiah 53:6, 7
- What’s so special about Jesus? I can live without the burden of sin
JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF TO ME
- John and Jesus were cousins
- John had a physical relationship with Jesus
- Jesus revealed Himself to establish a spiritual relationship
- Many of us have a physical relationship with Jesus
- How has Jesus revealed Himself to you?
- Have you established a spiritual relationship with Jesus?
- What’s so special about Jesus? I can know Him personally and intimately
CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK: THAT I WILL TAKE THE TIME TO BUILD A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS