3rd Sundy of Advent
Dec-11-2022 / Matthew 11: 2-11 / Advent 3
Then Came Jesus
Imagine buying tickets to a performance of one of your favorite entertainers, months ahead. The evening finally comes, and your expectations are high. You wait to hear all the “oldies but goodies,” but the performance proceeds for two hours and still no renditions of the songs you’d waited so anxiously to hear. Many times, we anticipate certain happenings, but they disappoint us. So, it was with John the Baptist as he sat in a prison cell waiting to be executed for preaching the coming of the Messiah. He had seen Jesus, had witnessed the voice of the Father, and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. But was Jesus the One, or should he wait for another? He undoubtedly had expectations of exciting things that Christ’s coming would bring, but now he was waiting to die. Do you make promises to your friends … if only they will accept Christ? Do you lead them to believe all their external problems will disappear, that they be miraculously healed of their cancer? In our message we will consider how to be assured that Jesus is in fact the Son of God, and how he can encourage you each and every day.