A faith that quits questioning, quits growing.
—Rev. J. Douglas Paterson in his “What If” sermon series
“What If Having Questions Were More Important Than Having
Here are a couple of questions… but first a bit of background. Our story about John the Baptist is found in all four Gospels. The Gospel according to John (a different John than John the Baptist) includes a picture metaphor.
One day John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and yelled out, “Look, the Lamb of God.” (John 1:36)
So if having questions is a way to grow…
Why did John the Baptist call Jesus “the Lamb of God”?
In Jesus’ time, lambs were offered (twice a day) as a sacrifice for people’s sins. An animal’s life — to pay the penalty for sin. Calling Jesus the “Lamb of God” meant that Jesus would take the place of a lamb; Jesus would die to take away our sins.
How did John the Baptist recognize that Jesus was the Messiah?
Wonder together! What questions have your kids asked about this story?