He Must Increase
As the forerunner to Jesus, John the Baptist likens himself to the bridegroom’s friend, concluding, “He must increase, and I must decrease.” John first explains Christ’s matchless authority—he comes from above, so is therefore above all. Second, John points to Jesus’ testimony—he is the heaven-sent, Spirit-filled, truth of God, who bears witness to what he has seen and heard from above. Thirdly, John illustrates the gift of Jesus—given by the Father to his people. With this gift comes the promised good news: whoever believes in the Son, has eternal life.
The Walk to Emmaus
Faith and Doubt
In chapters one and two of Habakkuk, the prophet laments over the violence and evil surrounding him–admitting that he doesn’t ...
Lessons from the Past
In verses 11–13 of his epistle, Jude used three Old Testament examples and six stark word pictures to warn his ...