Look the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29, NIV).

The verse above is John the Baptist’s testimony about Jesus. It reveals three essential features about Jesus, THE LAMB OF GOD: – 1) The SOURCE of the Lamb (He is from God, cf. John 3:16); 2) The SIGNIFICANCE of the Lamb (He “takes away sin”); and 3) The SCOPE of the Lamb’s ministry (Jesus atoned for “the sin of the world”). [Bruce Milne presents a full discussion of the three points in The Message of John, a 1993 book published by Inter-Varsity Press, p. 53].