Greater than John video. Jesus said, “I tell you, among those born of women there is no one greater than John…” How many people were born of women? Daaaa… Everyone, innumerable people, but no mother had ever birthed a child greater than John. In greatness, I would think of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Solomon, Isaiah, Daniel, on and on. I’m not certain John the Baptist would come to my mind. However, Jesus said list them all. At the top of the list of greatness is John the Baptist.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LUKE CHAPTER 7

by Delbert Young

Greater than John video (Luke 7:21-28)Greater than John video

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Greater than John video (Luke 7:21-28)

Scriptures: Luke 7:18-20; Luke 7:21-23; Philippians 2:12; Luke 7:23; Matthew 14:4-12; Luke 7:24-25; Luke 7:26; Luke 7:27-28;Malachi 3:1; John 3:3; John 3:4; John 3:5

 

Jesus didn’t rebuke John for doubting. Jesus didn’t jump down John’s throat with finger pointing or a theological dissertation. So, doubting is not sin. What did Jesus do? Well, he ministered to those who weren’t doubting. He didn’t give John’s messengers a lot of time. Jesus focused on those who were focused on him. People were being blessed, but John and his disciples could only watch and hear about it. Jesus told John to focus on what he was doing and saying, not on what he wasn’t doing and wasn’t saying.

When we doubt, Jesus doesn’t get all worried, stop blessing others, and stop being God. He can’t minister to us much when we’re doubting. He simply says, “Just look at everyone else getting blessed. Sorry you’re missing out.” Get beyond doubt as quickly as you can.

Next, Jesus was gentle with John, but extremely vague. When you doubt, do you feel Jesus is extremely vague with you? We want a definite answer to our doubt, but Jesus sort of says, “Look around. See what I’ve done in the lives of those not doubting.” Then, Jesus leaves it to us to work out? He’s not going to make us believe… (continue sermon notes)

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