Name: Lamb of God a way for people to receive forgiveness for their sins (Exodus 29:38–42). When JohnReference: John 1:29; the Baptist called Jesus “the lamb of God” he was referring to how Jesus’ future death1 Corinthians 5:7 on the cross would replace the Passover Lamb and twice-daily physical sacrifices of a“The next day he (John) lamb for the forgiveness of our sins.saw Jesus coming towardhim, and said, ‘Behold,the Lamb of God, who Behold, thetakes away the sin of the Lamb ofworld!’” (ESV) God!“Christ, our PassoverLamb, has been sacrificedfor us.” (NLT)There were two majorevents in Jewish culturethat required the slayingof a lamb. The first wasthe Passover, a yearlyfeast celebrating God’sdeliverance of the Jewsfrom Egypt (Exodus12:11–14). The secondwas the daily morningand evening slaying ofa lamb at the temple as
Name: Resurrection and the Life Reference: John 11:25 “Jesus said to her, ‘I am Behold, I am with the resurrection and theyou always, even unto life. Whoever believes in the end of the world. me, though he die, yet shall he live.’” (ESV) Because Jesus came to earth and died for the forgiveness of our sins, Jesus promises a life Look! after this one to those Jesus who believe on Him. is Right before ascending alive! into heaven, Jesus said to His disciples, “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you” (John 14:2 NIV).
Name: High PriestReference: Hebrews 2:17“Therefore he had to be made likehis brothers in every respect, so thathe might become a merciful andfaithful high priest in the service ofGod, to make propitiation for thesins of the people.” (ESV)Based on the laws that God hadgiven to Moses (Leviticus 16:29–34), a high priest would enterthe temple once a year on theDay of Atonement or Yom Kippurand perform a series of complexsacrifices and rituals in order toobtain forgiveness for all the sins ofthe people of Israel. Jesus becameour high priest, and through Hisdeath on the cross we receiveforgiveness for our sins.