John the Baptist introduces the Lamb of God (Growing Deeper with John 1:19-34)

John the Baptist comes to prepare the way for God’s “Lamb,” the one who takes away the sin of the world, the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.

It’s a scene and text that is both enigmatic and peaceful, and which feels both mysterious and decidedly practical to our lives.

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—an in-depth look at John 1:19-34. This is a part of our journey through this all-important book.

I take us through the text and offer some comments on the context and background. What does the name “Lamb of God” mean? What does the Holy Spirit do?

About this text Matthew Henry says: Jesus “takes away that which is, above any thing, offensive to the holiness of God, and destructive to the happiness of man.”


The sermon connected to this same chunk of text is called “The Holy Spirit makes your spirit whole” and can be accessed here.

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