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John the Baptist’s Testimony to Jesus

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Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

In this week鈥檚 Gospel passage, John the Baptist reveals to his followers the Messiah, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. John makes clear that he came to prepare the way for Jesus who will baptize not just with water, but with the Holy Spirit. In this lesson students will compare Jesus, the Lamb of God, to the first Passover lamb.

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Directions

  1. Read the Gospel passage aloud to your students as they follow along. Then discuss the focus and reflection questions with them as a class.
  2. Have your students complete The Lamb of God Stained Glass Window activity.
  3. When your students have completed the activity, ask volunteers to share their pictures. Ask them what, or Who, they think the Lamb signifies. Guide a discussion on what it means to call Jesus the Lamb of God.

Answer Key

Focus Questions

  1. He called Him the Lamb of God.
  2. He said Jesus would take away the sin of the world.
  3. The Spirit came down like a dove from Heaven and remained upon Him (Jesus).
  4. God had told him that the one whom the Spirit came down upon and remained was the one who would baptize with the Holy Spirit.

Lamb of God Stained Glass Window

  1. Accept reasoned answers.
  2. Accept reasoned answers. The Lamb, the halo, the standard depicting a cross, the Lamb is on an altar, the red background, the seven medals of gold below the lamb.

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