What I Read Today;
Revelation 14; Matthew 3; Jeremiah 52; Psalm 78-79; 1 Kings 17-18; Leviticus 20
In Matthew 3, we are introduced to John the Baptist. John has one job. He is to proclaim the coming of the Messiah. John is to set the way for the one who would bring salvation to the people of the world. He is to help people get ready for the coming of Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Sounds simple, doesn’t it?
John’s not interested in building a following. He doesn’t have a vast building to work out of. His message is simple. Repent and Believe. He points to the salvation that Jesus will bring.
For John, it’s all about Jesus.
He preaches nothing else. He calls out those who are using religion to put on a show and raise themselves up like the Pharisees. John demands that those claiming Christ understand that they are sinners. He preaches scripture.
But his primary mission is to preach Jesus.
When we see ministries intent on making it about the preacher, we should get nervous. A preacher’s job is to take the spotlight off of himself and put it on Jesus where it belongs. It’s not about the size of the congregation or the number of people who come up during an alter call. It’s about pointing people to the one who can save them from their sin.
It’s all about Jesus.