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
The presumed injustice of convicting an innocent man.
I. The Need
for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, Rom. 2:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom. 6:23
And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment, Hebrews 9:27
II. The Means; Behold The Lamb of God
And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Gen. 3:21
For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Lev. 17:11
Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed. Rom. 2:4-5
but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 1 Peter 1:19
How will we escape the wrath from God that is to come?
For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 1 Peter 3:18
III. The Result: The removal of your sins – 1 Peter 3:18
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. 2 Cor. 5:21
as far as the east is from the west, so far does he remove our transgressions from us. Ps. 103:12
Revelation 5 – Only the Lamb is worthy.