Your faith and hope are in God

“Look, the Lamb of God.”

It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.  Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased.  Then I said, “Here I am – it is written about me in the scroll, I have come to do your will, O God.” – He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth, he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect…revealed in these last times for your sake.  Through him you believed in God…and so your faith and hope are in God.

“Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and strength and honour and glory and praise!”

John 1:29 – Hebrews 10:4-7 – Isaiah 53:7 – 1 Peter 1:18-21 – Revelation 5:12 (NIV)

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