April 1 The Cross

JOHN 2:29The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, ‘Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!’”


All through the Bible, God has been teaching the lesson of substitution. He has been talking to people about a lamb without blemish to be sacrificed to take away sin. By the time of Christ, the priests and the Levites have instructed a special rank of shepherds to grow spotless lambs. They are grown in Bethlehem. On Palm Sunday, those lambs are going up to the Temple Mount. The same day, riding upon a donkey, comes the Lord Jesus Christ. The Passover lambs and God’s Lamb enter into the city the same day. The priests and the Levites examine the lambs. They look inside the mouths, go through the fleece, the hooves…the eyes; even the eyelids are examined. If there is any flaw, the lamb is not worthy for sacrifice. Jesus is another Lamb born in Bethlehem.

Mary’s little lamb, whose fleece is white as snow. He is the virgin-born Son of God. He too is examined…by the Pharisees, the Sadducees, the Herodian, and the civil leaders. He is pronounced sinless. Then comes the climax: at 3:00 in the afternoon, the priest tilts the head of the little spotless lamb and uses a lethal knife; at that very moment on cruel Golgotha, God’s Lamb pours out His royal blood for the sin of mankind. And Jesus says from the cross, “It is finished. It is paid in full” (John 19:30).

Action Point The Lord Himself invites you to place your hands on that perfect, spotless Lamb and say, “Jesus, You are my substitute. Forgive my sin and take full control of my life. Thank You for saving me.” Pray about your commitment today, and surrender to Jesus’ control of every part of your life.

Adrian Rogers

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

April 16 Not Weakness!

Matthew 5:5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: What does it mean to be meek? First, let me tell you what it is not before I tell you what it is. Meekness is no

April 15 Time to Declare Bankruptcy

Matthew 5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT: What does it mean to be “poor in spirit”? Jesus is talking about being a beggar. He is saying, “B

April 14 Who Are You, When You’re All Alone?

Matthew 5:3-12 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the ear

Open Arms Baptist Church,

PO BOX 252 Mount Nebo, WV 26679