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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Faithful Forerunner

For the next couple of days we'll continue to look at my preaching series,Christmas Grace - The Reason for Christmas. This week's focus is the Ministry of Jesus, and the facts concerning the incarnate Christ (After He was born) as found in the first chapter of John. 

We are introduced to the man who was the faithful forerunner of Messiah.  There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe.  He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light. The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world.) John 1:6-9 John the Baptist serves as a witness to Christ (also found in Malachi 3:1 and Mark 1-2)

Remember what Jesus proclaims in John 3:16 - For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

John the Baptist’s position in the Christmas story is important, because it was prophesied (the Bible is true) and his message was needed. God had been silent for 400 years to Israel. Good News was coming!

Maybe you are feeling God's silence. Seek His voice from His Word. There is something He has to say to you today.