We all saw it last Sunday. “Seattle Seahawks lose the Super Bowl” is a news headline that was more than a loss or numbers . It meant no dynasty. No bragging rights of back to back Super Bowl champions. It was a fall from glory and grace – a lame ending to the champion who almost had it.
Who you behold with your eyes is your witness to who delivers your desires.
Do you know what you desire?
John the Baptist tells the Jewish people, “Behold, the Lamb of God.”
“What are you looking at, the Lame King or the Lamb King?”
Tomorrow, we will hear this message as we look at John 1:29-34
The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”
You and I desire to be king, champions, free, independent, in control, leave legacy, and have a clear purpose and glory that is greater than us.
But we fell and we became lame – we call it “the original sin.”
The bad news is that no one and nothing will deliver your heart’s desire to be like God.
The good news is that Jesus came as the Lamb of God – Lamb King – to take away the sin of the world. He came to remove what makes you feel weak, lame, shameful, and guilty and restore you to behold God as you are baptized with the Holy Spirit.
Join us to hear the full sermon tomorrow at 77 Post Irvine, CA 92618
Worship service starts at 4:00 pm.