October 17, 2007

 

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

 

--John 1:6-8

 

As believers, you and I can learn so much from God’s man, John the Baptist.

 

He was sent from God to introduce Christ to the world. And in just the same way, you and I are to be witnesses… to introduce men, women, boys, and girls to faith in Jesus Christ before He comes again.

 

Now, a witness is someone who steps aside, someone who gets out of the spotlight, someone who removes themselves from the scene. And a witness for Christ is someone who does nothing but point others to Christ. That’s what John the Baptizer did. He was willing for his great life to be eclipsed by the greater life of Christ. He was willing to say, “I’m not the light, but Jesus Christ is the light.”

 

John the Baptist was a passionate and powerful witness for Jesus Christ.

 

Now let me ask you, are you a passionate and powerful witness for Jesus Christ? If not, why not?

 

Today, it’s my prayer that you would understand God’s call on your life to be a witness in this generation for Jesus Christ… like John the Baptist was for his generation.

 

Live your life in such a way that you point people to the one true Savior… Jesus!

 

You and I are to introduce men, women, boys, and girls to faith in Jesus Christ before He comes again.