Co$&$cg) AN INTRODUCTION TO JESUS
"Jesus As The Messiah"
June 9, 1991
In the Old Testament prophets, priests, and kings were anointed
and set apart for service. As they were anointed with oil it
symbolized the Spirit of God endowing them for their specific
When Jesus is referred to as "The Messiah" in verse 41 He
is being spoken of as "The Anointed One." The Hebrew word
"Messiah" is translated in Greek as "Christ," meaning the
anointed one. What was Jesus anointed to do? The Jews
thought He came to deliver them from Roman rule, however,
He did not come as an earthly king. So what was He anointed
to do? Isaiah 61:1 tells you what Jesus was anointed to do.
This morning we begin to see how Jesus affects the lives
of other people. He does this in verses 35-42. There are
three observations I want to make from the text today.
I. THE POINTING MINISTRY OF JOHN THE BAPTIST. (vs.
The third day of Jesus' public ministry was the day
He began to affect people. John the Baptist was
standing with two of his disciples. These disciples were
Andrew and John, the writer of this gospel.
(v. 36) "He looked upon Jesus" - to fix one's gaze upon,
only other time "emblepo" is used is in v. 42 when Jesus
looked upon Peter with an intent gaze.
"He walked" - saw His behavior.
"Behold, the Lamb of God" - look upon, Jesus, He
is the one who is going to be sacrificed as the Lamb
"Two of his disciples" - followers of John the Baptist.
"Heard him speak" - heard meaning listened/obeyed
what John the Baptist said about Jesus.
"They followed Jesus" - Andrew and John (the author)
followed Jesus. Went after Him desiring to know Him.
Transferred allegiance to Jesus Christ.
There is a transition taking place: The ministry of
John the Baptist will not be focused upon any longer,
but the ministry of Jesus will be the focal point.
John t ...
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