sermonette: The Lamb of God
Jesus Christ's Example
Given 05-Apr-14; Sermon #1205s; 19 minutes
Mike Ford, focusing on the work of John the Baptist introducing his cousin Jesus, identifying the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, points out Christ's proclivity to sacrifice Himself and restrain Himself as our Savior. We need to emulate the lamb-like characteristics displayed by Jesus Christ. Sheep are gregarious, preferring to follow a leader, showing timidity, influenced by a leader, vulnerable to mob psychology, insisting on their own way, requiring rod and staff guidance, needing to be on the move, looking for places to rest, easily cast down, and having little discernment . The sheep-like qualities of meekness, submissiveness, gentleness, and willingness to yield to the guidance of the Shepherd are attributes God's called-out ones, sheep living among wolves, are called to emulate.
Attributes of sheep Characteristics of sheep Christ as sacrifice Isaiah 52, 53:7 John the Baptist John 1:31-32 Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world Revelation 5:5 Titus 2:13; 3:1