Last week, we noted that 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 second lesson, let’s see if we can determine the significance of the phrase in more detail.
I. The Lamb of Nature
A. When you compare a Lion to a Lamb, there are some stark differences:
B. The sacrificial system of the Old Testament is a picture of of a state of through the of an .
C. Three specific lessons we learn from this:
1. All sin deserves .
2. Penalty can be paid .
3. Substitute cannot be .
D. APPLICATION: The innocence and meekness of a little lamb symbolizes and .
Scripture References: Galatians 3:27; Genesis 8:20, 22:8; Exodus 12; Leviticus 3:7, 4:32-35; Romans 3:23, 6:23; Hebrews 10:4
II. The Lamb of God
A. The first person to call Jesus the Lamb of God was (John 1:9).
B. The imagery of a sacrificial lamb is seen in Old Testament . It is also the main focal point of the .
C. Why did Jesus allow Himself to be slain like a sacrificial lamb? ! (John 15:13)
D. APPLICATION: “The Lamb that was Slain” is a highly descriptive phrase, full of , , and to emphasize the nature of Jesus and His .
Scripture References: John 1:29; Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 53:6-7; Jeremiah 11:19; Matthew 16:14; Exodus 12:46; John 19:31-36; John 15:13; 1 Peter 1:18-19; Hebrews 9:26; 1 John 3:5; II Corinthians 5:21
III. The Lamb that is Worthy
A. An insignificant, little creature in the physical realm is in the spiritual realm.
B. The “New Song” honors the Christ by honoring the:
C. Before God said, “,” the Father and the Son made this covenant — the Son would
Scripture References: Revelation 13:8; Hebrews 7