What would it look like to completely give yourself over to Jesus? How odd would it be to truly trust that Jesus is the Messiah without reservation or fear, to live as if Jesus is the one who has come to rescue you, and you are not in charge of saving yourself? John the Baptist shows us that the Lamb of God offers freedom and life but in an unexpected and surprising way.
Main Text: John 15:13; John 1:19-34
Jesus doesn’t need more workers. Instead, He desires intimacy and friendship with each of us.
In fact, the way Jesus defines the ultimate extreme of love is that one friend would give up their life for the good of another friend.
This is how Jesus treats us, in giving up His life, in taking away our sin.
Jesus is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. In other words, Jesus is the greatest friend there’s ever been, willing to swallow the sin of everyone there is, giving up His own life in order that all His friends might live.