Devotions (John 1:29-42) John’s Disciples Follow Jesus “The Lamb of God”

John’s Gospel is remarkable. In John 1:29-42, John the Baptist names Jesus as the Lamb of God. The disciples of John begin to follow Jesus. We’ve collected the following Bible studies, lessons, sermons, and devotionals to help you reflection on this important scripture.

Devotions on John 1:29-42

Substitution | My Utmost For His Highest

By Oswald Chambers … (John 1:29). … John 14:9, where Jesus said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father,” was … share this devotional with a friend.

Behold the Lamb of God – The Spurgeon Center

By Charles Haddon Spurgeon Oct 16, 1887 Scripture: John 1:29 Sermon No. … “The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of …

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Used By God – Rick Warren

Sep 29, 2018 – The Bible says in 1 John 1:9, “If we confess our sins to God, he will keep his promise and do what is right: he will forgive us our sins and purify …

We Have Found the Messiah | Desiring God

Nov 30, 2008 – Out of the hundreds of things that a preacher could focus on in the Gospel of John, I am strongly influenced in my selection by John 1:14–16, …

Worthy is the Lamb | The Upper Room

We all know how hard it is to accept criticism, especially when we’re fully convinced that we’re in the right. When we get back that best-written paper from our professor, we cringe at all the critical remarks in the margin in red ink! But, in the course of time, we..

Meditation Verse: John 1:29 (compare on Bible Hub)

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!

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Prayer of Devotion

Steadfast God,
you have enriched and enlightened us
by the revelation of your eternal Christ.
Comfort us in our mortality
and strengthen us
to walk the path of your desire,
so that by word and deed we may manifest
the gracious news of your faithfulness and love. Amen.

Revised Common Lectionary

Almighty and everlasting God,
who dost govern all things in heaven and earth;
Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people,
and grant us thy peace all the days of our life;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Almighty God,
in Christ you make all things new:
Transform the poverty of our nature
by the riches of your grace,
and in the renewal of our lives
make known your heavenly glory;
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

The Book of Common Prayer – January 19, 2020

John 1:29-42 English Standard Version (ESV)

Behold, the Lamb of God (John 1:29-34)

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John bore witness: “I saw the Spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but he who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain, this is he who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I have seen and have borne witness that this is the Son of God.”

Jesus Calls the First Disciples (John 1:35-42)

35 The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, 36 and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” 37 The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. 38 Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” 39 He said to them, “Come and you will see.” So they came and saw where he was staying, and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour. 40 One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. 41 He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). 42 He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

John 1:29-34 ESV

Artwork Credit: St. Vitale – Agnus Dei, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved January 12, 2020]. Original source: Images donated by Patout Burns, Vanderbilt University.

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