Welcome to our service today. It is great to have you here and we would love to invite you to stay after the service and join us for tea and coffee.
Nothing deterred John the Baptist from his single-minded devotion to Jesus. From the beginning, John made clear that he was not the Messiah (Christ). His ministry was about pointing people to Jesus.
When Jesus came to John to be baptised, John’s voice rang out, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” Neither petty arguments nor the fact that his followers left him to follow Jesus caused John to lose focus. He simply said, “He must become greater; I must become less.”
At this time of year, children and adults often ask, “What did you get for Christmas?” How quickly we lose focus on Jesus, who came to give us salvation. Instead, we think of ourselves and the things we have or don’t have. Ask yourself today, “Am I full of joy because I have heard the Saviour’s voice?”
One day Jesus will return. Then all who have heard His voice and have faith in Him as the Saviour will join with God’s people, singing, “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and be glad and give Him glory!” What a day that will be!
With love & blessings, Sandra