In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus birth....read >>
John the Baptist was 'preparing the way of the Lord,' baptizing sinners for repentance... when out of "No-where" (Nazareth), here He came! And He didn't show up on the scene just to watch. And He didn't go down in the water to take over John's job either. Rather our...read >>
It was another hot, dry day under the oaks of Mamre when three strangers visit Abraham's tent. 99 can move pretty quick when divine visitors show up! At Abe's request--but clearly the Lord's intent--Abraham provides a communion meal of cakes, curds, and a young calf...read >>
Isaiah saw what we must see. The effect of what he saw? "Woe is me for I am a man of sin..." Humility, an awareness of his sin, and, therefore, repentance: a turning to the Lord of mercy and grace... in other words: SALVATION!
So what was it that Isaiah saw? What...read >>
Who is Jesus? That is the question that Apostle John continues to answer in His Gospel today.
In today's passage, John the Baptist points out 3 things about Jesus that He knew that would completely change our fallen thinking if we were to see what he saw.