Summary: Christ became the lamb that would take away the sin of the world.
BORN TO DIE
TEXT: Galatians 4.4
A. Man had to present a lamb to be offered for their sins.
B. This had to be done on a yearly basis.
C. The blood covered the sin of man.
D. There had to be another way to take care of sin.
E. God sent His son to do away with sin.
"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh. How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?" (Hebrews 9:13-14)
F. We now have our sins removed by the blood of Christ.
LAMB OF MAN
A. Adam and Eve took of the fruit they were not to bother.
"And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat." (Genesis 3:6)
B. God clothed Adam and his wife.
"Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them." (Genesis 3:21)
C. Aaron made the blood offering once yearly.
"And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD." (Exodus 30:10)
D. The lamb must be without blemish.
"Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats." (Exodus 12:5)
E. Sin was purged by the blood.
"And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission." (Hebrews 9:22)
THE LAMB OF GOD
A. A virgin was going to give birth to a son.
"Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel." (Isaiah 7:14)
B. His name was going to be called Jesus.
"And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS." (Luke 1:31)
C. He became flesh and lived among man.
"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth." (John 1:14)
D. He became a servant.
"But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men." (Philippians 2:7)
E. He became obedient to death.
"And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross." (Philippians 2:8)
F. John declares Him to be the Lamb of God.
"The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." (John 1:29)
G. There is one mediator between God and man.
"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 2:5)
H. The blood of Christ was sufficient.
"But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot." (1 Peter 1:19)
I. He died to deliver us from sin.
"Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father." (Galatians 1:4)
J. He redeemed us from our sin.
"Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works." (Titus 2:14)
K. Christ has made alive what Adam caused to die.
"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive." (1 Corinthians 15:22)
L. To those who receive Him, they become children of God.
"He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name" (John 1:11, 12)
A. Thank God for the blood of Christ.
B. He came and died so we could live and live eternal.
C. No more need of the bulls or goats, Christ became the lamb without spot and without blemish and died for us.
D. Let us always rejoice in knowing that he saved and redeemed us from sin.