CELEBRATION CHURCH SERMON DISCUSSION GUIDE THE GOSPEL OF JOHN
The Gospel of John: The Lamb of God
Pastor Zach Prosser
“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.” - John 1:29-34, ESV
Christ the Lamb
o 1 Peter 1:18-20: The Lamb before the foundation of the world o Isaiah 53:6-7: The Paschal (Passover) Lamb
o Revelation 7:9-12: The Victorious Lamb
Discuss: What is the difference between Christ being our Lamb, and the traditional sacrificial lamb?
Christ takes away the sins of the world
o 1 Peter 2:24: The Double Cure
o 1 John 3:5-6: He Breaks the Cycle of Sin
o Hebrews 9:28: Rescue His from a Sinful World
Discuss: How has Christ’s sacrifice changed our relationship with sin?
Christ, the Baptizer in the Holy Spirit
o John 14:15-16: Another Helper
o John 7:37-39: Rivers of Living Water o Acts 2:33: Christ the Baptizer
Discuss: How can we be baptized daily in the Holy Spirit? What are some ways you personally allow room to receive in your daily life?