From Pastor Perry

02/26/2014 John 1:24-28

John 1:24–28 (ESV)
The Testimony of John the Baptist

24 (Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 25 They asked him, “Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know, 27 even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie.” 28 These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.

Yesterday, they asked John “who are you”, today they want to know why he is baptizing.  It is not stated here, but he is baptizing for the “forgiveness of sins.”  Since John the Baptist is not the Christ, Elijah, or the Prophet, why is he doing it?  John’s baptism was to produce confession and repentance.  We are to confess our sins and to want to do better.  John is baptizing in the Jordan river, and he knows that he will be seeing Jesus Christ, the Messiah.  Unbelievers have a hard time understanding why we Christians do the things we do... and sometimes so do we.

I pray: O Lord, help me to not question why you want me to do something, but to simply do it as you have commanded.  It is often confusing when we can’t see the big picture.  Amen.

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09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

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HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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