This week we will study John 1:1-51. The Apostle John gives us several descriptions of Jesus and His ministry. He tells us He is the Word, the Light, the Lamb, the Messiah, and Rabbi. He gives us John the Baptist’s eye witness account of Jesus. Then he concludes with an account of the beginning of Jesus ministry.
Jesus ministry (35-39)
35 Again the next day after John stood, and two of his disciples;36 And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God!37 And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus.38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?39 He saith unto them, Come and see. They came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour.
John the Baptist recognized Jesus as the Lamb of God. This phrase is prophetic because Jesus would be the passover lamb for the sins of all mankind.
How does our world recognize Jesus, the Lamb of God? They see Him in our church’s, our ministers, and our evangelistic meetings. However, the most visible ways of recognizing Jesus are in His disciples. That would be those who have trusted Christ as Lord and Savior. Unfortunately, many of those believers show no outward signs of a relationship with Christ. Worse than that is the person who says they are a believer, but lives like the world. They openly disobey God’s word.
What does the world see in us? A believer with a commitment to Christ or one who is not recognizable?
Live for Jesus!
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001