Posts Tagged: John the Baptist

Judges 2:19 – They Turned Back

Many people consider the book of Judges the saddest in the entire Bible.  It chronicles the  persistent apostasy of Israel despite God’s continuing mercy upon His children. Yahweh had given the land of Canaan to the Israelites.  He promised He would fight for them to drive out its wicked inhabitants.  But, they had a responsibility;…

Luke 4:30 – Through Their Midst

When Jesus began His ministry, He wasted no time riling up the religious community.  In the power of the Holy Spirit following the 40 days of temptation in the wilderness, Jesus soon went into the synagogue on the Sabbath. A report had gone throughout Galilee that He was apparently a holy man.  Have you ever…

Luke 3:8 – Fruits of Repentance

Without repentance, there is no salvation.  Paul in 2 Corinthians 7:10 tells us: For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death. Accompanying repentance, one who experiences this 180 degree turning, or change of mind (Greek: metanoia), should first have Godly grief.  Why?  Because this kind of…

Mark 6:22 – Herodias’ Daughter

It’s one thing for someone to reject Jesus, but another thing altogether when that person causes another to sin.  Due to the choices one makes, in a sense, it’s easy to see how progressive sin brings him (or her) to a very bad place.  During the Exodus, Yahweh dealt with this downward slide of iniquity…