Here, Bro. Jeff explores the tribute Jesus paid to a well-known prophet that serves as an encouragement to believers.
- A Gift for an Interceding Centurion
- He Was a Seeking Soldier
- He Had a Sick Servant
- He Revealed a Submissive Soul
- He Submitted to the Lordship of Christ
- He Submitted to the Worthiness of Christ
- He Submitted to the Word of Christ
- A Gift for an Imprisoned Prophet
- The Circumstances of John’s Imprisonment
- The Concern on John’s Mind
- The Comfort for John’s Heart
- The Works of Christ
- The Words of Christ
- The Commentary about John’s Ministry
- The Person that John Was
- The Prophecy that John Fulfilled
- The Preeminence that John Had
- The People that John Offended
- An Illustration
- An Explanation
Luke 7:24-35 (KJV)
24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings’ courts.
26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
29 And all the people that heard him, and the publicans, justified God, being baptized with the baptism of John.
30 But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him.
31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?
32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!
35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe.
8 He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light.
9 That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.