Tidings Of Discomfort and Joy

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Dec. 13, 2020

John 1:6-8

Tidings of Discomfort and Joy

1. A Man Sent from God (v.6)

A. Sent

B. John

2. The Nature of John’s ministry (v.7)

A. The Necessity of John

 Luke 3:4-6

B. The Appearance of John’s Ministry

John 3:25-30

C. Greater Discomfort, Greater Joy

Luke 3:10-14

3. “He was not the Light” (v.8)

A. The Celebrity Trap

Acts 19:1-4

John 1:19-23

B. John the Baptist was not Jesus

Mark 8:27-29

Matthew 24:42-44

C. John the Baptist still challenges us to be ready


Reflection:

1. Are you ready for Jesus? What is out of place with Jesus in your life right now? Is it bitterness, envy, fear of the world, lust, or love for someone or something else other than Jesus? Or maybe it is something else?

2. What celebrity or celebrities have been allowed to displace Jesus in your life? Have you displaced Jesus? How can John’s quote “He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30) become more of a reality in your life?