Jesus plainly teaches them the fact that John the Baptist is indeed the fulfillment of the prophecy of the "return" of Elijah.
And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. Matthew 14:12 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. Mark 6:29 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I … Continue reading John Is Dead, But…
But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the … Continue reading Premeditated Murder
For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a … Continue reading John vs. Herod(ias)
At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Matthew 14:1-2 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, … Continue reading John Has Come Back for Me!
Perhaps the church we need and the preacher we need is not in the biggest building with the fanciest decorations and best band.
Arrogance and pride have no place in the discussion of the word of God. If a person feels they are smarter than someone else that may be true. But, how did they gain this knowledge? And, is their knowledge truthful information?
As followers of Christ, we should imitate Christ and that includes living our lives with understanding and purpose.
"John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire: (Luke 3:16) I have heard several explanations of what John means regarding loosing someone's shoe. … Continue reading Kinsman Redeemer
When we see ourselves as we truly are, we see the need for a sovereign Savior. When we see that we are helpless without Him, we take great comfort in learning that Jesus did it all for us by the GRACE of God.