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The Lion and the Lamb

Bible Text:

John 1:29

Materials You Need:

A puppet or toy lamb.
A puppet or toy lion.

Age Group:

Grades 1 - 7 (7 to 14 years).

Theme:

Jesus wants to change you into a child of God.

 

 
Jesus is both a Lion and a Lamb

Lesson:

Most of you know that Jesus was the "Lamb of God".  When John the Baptist saw Jesus, he said (John 1:29):

"Behold, the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world!"

I have a toy lamb ( Display the toy lamb ).  It's cuddly isn't it.  Did you know, that in the Old Testament times you had to bring a perfect lamb to sacrifice to God if you had sinned.  Sin is when we do something wrong and disobey God.

Jesus Died for Us:

The Bible says we all have sinned, every one of us, and that we can never measure up to God's standards.  God doesn't want us to sacrifice lambs today because Jesus died in our place.  God accepted Jesus' death as our punishment for all the sins we have done.  He became our sacrifice lamb and that is why He is called the "Lamb of God".

When we accept Jesus as our Saviour, and ask Him to come and live in our hearts, God changes us and makes us into one of His children.  He gives us Everlasting Life, so that when we die, we will go to Heaven and live with God and Jesus for ever and ever!

The Lion of Judah:

I have also brought along a toy lion ( Display the toy lion ).  Did you know that Jesus is also the "Lion of Judah"?  As the "Lion", Jesus showed the courage, might and fierceness of a lion.   The devil stalks the saints like a roaring lion, but Christ is the conquering lion, overcoming the devil, death and Hell so that we can go to Heaven.  He is worthy to be our Saviour, Best Friend and Lord!  In Revelation 5:5) the Apostle John said:

"Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah."

The lion is the king of the beasts, and Jesus Christ is the "King of kings" (Revelation 19:16).  As King He shows that He is "The Lion of Judah" by His:

  1.  Majesty - rebuking the winds and demons.
  2.  Power - healing the sick and raising the dead.
  3.  Authority - "You have heard it was said ... But I say unto you."

The Lamb of God:

As a Lamb, He shows that He is the "Lamb of God" by His:

  1.  Kindness - "When He was insulted, He did not insult in turn."
  2.  Meekness - "Led to the slaughter ... He opened not His mouth."
  3.  Gentleness - "Let the little children come unto Me."

Jesus did all this and more!  The question you need to ask is, "Is He my Lord and Saviour?"  If He is, then you can truly say, "He sacrificed Himself on the cross to pay for my sins as the Lamb of God ... He is also the Lion of Judah by setting me free from all my sins!"

God bless!

 

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