What’s Your Take?

WHAT’S YOUR TAKE?  “Now the Pharisees who had been sent questioned him. ’Why then do you baptise if you are not the Messiah, nor Elijah nor the Prophet?’ ‘I baptise with water,’ John replied, ‘but among you stands one you do not know. “‘He is the one who comes after me, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy …Continue reading →

Words To Rattle Your Cage Or Give You Hope

WORDS TO RATTLE YOU CAGE OR GIVE YOU HOP  “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess but confessed freely, ‘I am not the Messiah.’ “They asked him, ‘Then who are you? Are you Elijah?’ He said, ‘I am not.’ ‘Are …Continue reading →

Check The Fruit

CHECK THE FRUIT!  “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.” John 1:6-8 (NIV). Don’t you love the way John puts John the Baptist into …Continue reading →

Glimpses Of The Great God: Day Twenty Eight

DAY TWENTY EIGHT I,  John….was on the island of Patmos because of the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus…. On the Lord’s Day I was in the Spirit and I heard a loud voice behind me like a trumpet… I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven …Continue reading →

Greater Than John

GREATER THAN JOHN “‘Let me lay it out for you as plainly as I can: No one in history surpasses John the Baptiser, but in the kingdom he prepared for you, the lowliest person is ahead of him. The ordinary and disreputable people who heard John, by being baptised by him into the kingdom, are the clearest evidence; the Pharisees …Continue reading →

He Understood

HE UNDERSTOOD “After John’s messengers left to make their report, Jesus said more about John to the crowd of people. ’What did you expect when you went out to see him in the wild? A weekend camper? Hardly. What then? A sheik in silk pyjamas? Not in the wilderness, not by a long shot. What then? A messenger from God? …Continue reading →

The Inside Story

THE INSIDE STORY “The interest of the people by now was building. They were all beginning to wonder, ‘Could this John be the Messiah?’ But John intervened: ‘I’m baptising you here in the river. The main character in this drama, to whom I’m a mere stagehand, will ignite the kingdom life, a fire, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you …Continue reading →

Israel’s “Billy Graham”!

ISRAEL’S “BILLY GRAHAM” “When crowds of people came out for baptism because it was the popular thing to do, John exploded: ‘Brood of snakes! What do you think you’re doing slithering down here to the river? Do you think a little water on your snakeskin is going to deflect God’s judgment? It’s your life that must change, not your skin. …Continue reading →

Thunder In The Desert!

THUNDER IN THE DESERT! “In the fifteenth year of the rule of Caesar Tiberius — it was while Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea; Herod, ruler of Galilee; his brother Philip, ruler of Ituraea and Trachonitis; Lysania, ruler of Abilene; during the Chief-Priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, John, Zachariah’s son, out in the desert at the time, received a message …Continue reading →

Zachariah Breaks The Silence!

ZACHARIAH BREAKS THE SILENCE! “Then Zachariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied, “’Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, he came and set His people free. He set the power of salvation in the centre of our lives, And in the very house of David His servant, Just as He promised long ago Through the preaching of …Continue reading →