Jesus actually declared that his own testimony was not enough to convince someone to believe that he was the Messiah, the Son of God and so in this passage he points to the reliable witnesses that should have been enough to convince even the most hardened sceptic.
In Luke 7:28 Jesus says John the Baptist is the greatest man ever to have lived. In this morning’s sermon, we examine John in his meekness and humility and his desire to point to Christ and give glory to him alone. John’s desire to decrease while Christ increases must be the desire of all Christians.
When someone asked John “Who he was” that for them wasn’t really a question of his background. They knew who he was in terms of his parents and family background.They were really asking another question. They wanted to know if John was an important person in the plan of God to bring about the redemption […]
So, we have the joy of a miraculous birth and an awe in what God is doing. However, when Zechariah, filled with the Holy Spirit expresses himself, we are surprised. We sort of expect him to wax lyrical about his own son John, and although he does mention him, his voice praises God for someone […]
John Piper gives the following definition of Joy: ‘Christian Joy is a feeling in the soul, produced by the holy Spirit, as he causes us to see the beauty of Christ in the word and in the world.’ Joy is something that should characterise all Christians. The question though is, does it? Do you have […]