Margaret Street Church of Christ
The Lion and the Lamb – Part 1
June 27, 2020
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Revelation 5:5, Revelation 5:3-7
Revelation 5:3-7

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The Lion and the Lamb – Part 1

June 27, 2020 / Troy Spradlin / Revelation 5:5

In Revelation 5, Jesus is called “The Lion of the tribe of Judah” and also the “The Lamb.” How is this possible? Is there something we’re supposed to learn from this? Indeed, there is! In this first lesson (of two), let’s see if we can determine the significance of the phrase.

I. The Lion of the Jungle 

A. The lion is a popular subject in the Bible. We see lions in the accounts of:

1. in Judges 14:5

2. in 1 Samuel 17:34-36

3. The death of a in 1 Kings 13:23-24

4. is described as a lion in 1 Peter 5:8

B. A lion is known for its: , , ,

C. Application: We are familiar with lions and have of them because of their . Thus, it is  to describe Jesus.


II. The Lion of the Tribe of Judah 

A. In Genesis 49:8-10, we learn that Judah was prophesied to be:

1. among all the tribes 

2. The tribe of .

3. The .

4. Through whom the would come.

B. Jesus fulfills all these Scriptures as the Lion of the tribe of Judah:  

1. He has – Matthew 28:18
2. He is over His enemies – Acts 2:34-35; Revelation 17:14
3. All creation before King Jesus, or – Rom. 14:11; Rev. 5:14; 17:14
4. Jesus is the – Hebrews 1:1-2; Col 6:2
5. Jesus has the – Heb. 1:8
7. As Shiloh, Jesus is the one who was , the one who was – John 5:36; 6:14
8. The people would be to Him – John 11:52; 2 Thess. 2:1; Heb. 5:9

C. A Jesus is the , as it relates to the tribe of Judah.

Scripture references: Genesis 49:1-10; 2 Samuel 5:1-3, 7:15-16; Jeremiah 23:5; Micah 5:2; Matthew 2:6;  Esther 5:2; Psalm 45:6


III. The Lion of Judgment 

A. Jesus is:  

1. – John 1:5
2. The kingdom of Christ – Matt 16:18; Heb. 12:28
3. Has – Rom. 14.10

B. Application to Scroll of Revelation 5 


C. Application: Jesus is ! Only and !

Scripture references: Romans 3:23


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