Friday, March 24, 2017

John 1:19-51.
The sin of the world.

'Taketh' (29) = 'beareth'.
Lamb of God is Son of God (29,34).
Sin borne by Him (29).
Dove abides on Him (32).
He bare our sins, but He knew no sin.

1 Peter 2.
He bare our sins.

He 'did no sin' (22).
He 'bare our sins' (24).
Note 'sin' in John 1:29, 'sins' in 1 Pet. 2:24.
'Own Body' (24). See Heb. 2:14,15; 10:5,10;
'The Tree' (1 Pet. 2:24) see Gal. 3:13.
Isaiah 53:11-12.
Justify many ...
bare sin of many.
'Borne griefs', 'carried sorrows','laid on Him iniquity'.
'He shall bear their iniquities',
'He bare the sin of many'.
2 Corinthians 5.
The sinless One.
The Sin -Bearer.

'Not imputing their trespasses unto them ...
For He hath made Him ...' (19,21).
'He knew no sin'. Note again how justification is
associated with the bearing of sin (21) (ref. to Isa. 53).

Questions based on Readings

John 1:19-51.

(1) Why is Christ called 'The Lamb'
      when it refers to bearing our sins?
      Can you compare it with anything in the O.T.?
(2) What did Christ bear and for how many did
      He bear this?

1 Peter 2.

(1) In what way did Christ bear away our sins?
(2) Did He commit sin Himself, and what did He
      do as our Example?
Isaiah 53:11-12.
(1) Find three references to do with bearing sin.
(2) What is the difference between the sheep in
      verse 6 and the sheep in verse 7?
2 Corinthians 5.

(1) What does the word 'impute' mean? (See Rom. 4).
(2) 'Not imputing their trespasses unto them' --
       What became of their trespasses?

Verses to memorize (one each week): John 1:29; 1 Peter 2.24; Isaiah 53:11;  2 Corinthians 5:21.

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