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
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.”