Sermon March 24 – John the Baptist

In our Encountering Jesus sermon series, this week Pastor Mark Vincenti looks at the John the Baptist’s encounter.

Opening Thought: Over time, a slight error in course makes a huge difference!

Scripture Passage: John 3:22-36

Key points

1.) John is absolutely Centered in Jesus. (John 3:30)

2.) John’s mission is to Point others to Jesus.

Luke 1, John 1:23, Matthew 1:13-15, Mark 1:9-11, John 1:29-34

3.) Theological Themes: 

     ~Purification: Jesus is Savior (John 1:29, 3:36)

~Bridegroom: Jesus is Divine Spouse (John 3:29, Hosea 2:19-20)

~Supremacy: Jesus is Supreme & has all Authority (John 3:31-36)

4.) John is confronting his disciples for their mis-focus. (Hebrews 12:2)

~We also, get misdirected and out of focus at times!

5.) 3 Challenges

~1.) Reflect & Repent

“What thing(s) in my life actually takes my focus off of Jesus?”

~2.) Refocus on Jesus

“Lord, as my eyes open this morning, help me to fix my eyes today on You .”

“Spirit, as I read Your Word today, renew my focus on Christ.”

~3.) Reveal Christ

“Who in my life needs Christ?”

“Lord, give me the opportunity to share Christ with them through actions, attitude, and words.”