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The Lamb of God

"The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!" (John 1:29 NIV)

The idea of Animal sacrifice is so foreign to us. These days we can be put in jail for treating animals cruelly. Yet Animal sacrifice was God’s way of showing just how costly our sin is.

Year after year an innocent lamb was chosen to be sacrificed as a remembrance of God freeing Israel from slavery in Egypt. This is what the Passover was about.

The animal’s blood would be sprinkled on the alter and later, they could eat the sacrificed lamb. The lamb selected had to be without blemish – perfect. Imagine sacrificing your prized breeding lamb! It was a costly sacrifice of a precious possession.