The devil’s first trick, and some might say his only trick, is to take the truth and twist it into a lie. And while he may have succeeded in deceiving Adam and Eve in this way, his twistings don’t work with Christ!
Many who saw John’s baptism refused to repent of their sins. And yet Christ came to pursue sinners nonetheless. His baptism by John was the beginning of this!
Just as the magi had a sign that pointed them to Christ, so do we today! But ours isn’t a star in the sky. It’s much greater than that!
It can be easy to get lost in the details of Scripture that we forget the big picture. Christmas is a good time to step back and marvel at what God has done for us in Christ Jesus.
When Elizabeth hears Mary’s voice, John leaps within her womb. How is this possible? How would John, an unborn baby, recognize the voice of Jesus’s mother? Pastor Matt Richard prepares you to teach Luke 1:39-45.
God chose Mary to bear His Son. But why? Was there something special about Mary? Some particular innate quality that only she had? Or was it something else? Pastor Richard tackles the Annunciation (Gabriel announcing to Mary) in Luke 1.
Why did John the Baptist precede Christ? Pastor Richard prepares you for this very question in this week’s Anchored in Christ. Also, this is the inaugural episode in partnership with Crucial Productions!
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