Reflexion, A Spiritual Community

Mark 15:1-15 and John 18:33-38

May 05, 2019 Season 4 Episode 16
Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Mark 15:1-15 and John 18:33-38
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Reflexion, A Spiritual Community
Mark 15:1-15 and John 18:33-38
May 05, 2019 Season 4 Episode 16
Chuck Smith, Jr
Mark 15:1-15 and John 18:33-38
Show Notes

Way back at the beginning of John’s narrative of Jesus’ ministry, when John the Baptist first saw Jesus, he said, “Behold, the Lamb of God. who takes away the sin of the world” (Jn. 1:29)

John’s source for the image of the lamb was the sacrificial worship of Israel
– this symbol was embedded in Israel’s collective memory 
• the offering of a lamb provided atonement for Israel’s sin 
• “atone” means to cover 
– when it came to sin, God had his people covered

Again early in Jesus’ ministry, Nicodemus came to him for a nighttime chat
– during their interview Jesus told him,
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life (Jn. 3:14-15)

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