“Jesus: the Shepherd and the Lamb of God” 12/05/2016 Written by Pastor Jim Lee for “THE DOMAIN FOR TRUTH”

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Written by Pastor Jim Lee for “The Domain for Truth” @  https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com

Original post @   https://veritasdomain.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/jesus-the-shepherd-and-the-lamb-of-god/

 

Jesus: the Shepherd and the Lamb of God

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This was a thought that I had from my devotionals last night.

On the one hand the Scripture records Jesus as being the Shepherd.

For instance the Apostle Peter identifies Jesus as “Shepherd” in his epistle:

For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls. (1 Peter 2:25)

Jesus identifies Himself as the Good Shepherd:

I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, (John 10:14)

Peter even calls Jesus the “Chief Shepherd:”

And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. (1 Peter 5:4)

Then the Book of Hebrews calls Jesus “the Great Shepherd:”

Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord (Hebrews 13:20)

Jesus tells us in what ways He’s a good shepherd:

I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. (John 10:11)

Yet on the other hand Jesus is the Lamb of God.  He’s the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world!

The next day he *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29)

What an amazing truth to meditate upon: That the Great and Good and Chief Shepherd would humble Himself to become the sacrificial lamb that takes away the sins of the World!

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One Response to “Jesus: the Shepherd and the Lamb of God” 12/05/2016 Written by Pastor Jim Lee for “THE DOMAIN FOR TRUTH”

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks again for sharing this!

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