Tag Archives: John the Baptist

Prepare the way of the Lord (aka Get out of God’s way!)

Make way! Make way! Jesus is coming through. If you will get your stuff out of His way, He will do the same things in and through you that He did in the Bible! “Prepare the way for the Lord; … Continue reading

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Bold (Transformational) Words From John The Baptist

John, God’s greatest prophet, led the way for the living Jesus Christ by telling groups of people to:  “Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for Him.” Perhaps the 21st Century church could obey John and make room … Continue reading

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One-man sermons & the John the Baptist leadership principle

One-word sentences/One-man sermons. Limiting conversation to one-word sentences quenches communication. Example: Person A) Hello.  Person B) Hi.  A) Going?  B) Yes. A)  When?  B) Now.  A) Where?  B) There.   A) How?  B) Walking.  A) Good.  B) Thanks.  A) Bye.  … Continue reading

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Does Hierarchy Hinder God? — How To “Prepare The Way For The Lord”

John the Baptist came to “prepare the way for the Lord” in his generation.  I, too, would like to prepare the way for the Lord.  I want to prepare the way for God to work powerfully in my life.  And … Continue reading

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Confronting The Christmas Claims — Conscious Contact With God

The original Christmas is full of contact with God. The ordinary becomes the extraordinary as people encounter God’s Presence and power. A physical new star in the heavens becomes a messenger from Heaven, directing wise men hundreds of miles to … Continue reading

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Christmas Claim — Angels

The popular, traditional Christmas carol, Angels We Have Heard On High, points out one the astounding claims made by Christmas — that supernatural beings from God were communicating to humans and celebrating Christ’s birth with them. The New Testament does … Continue reading

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It’s Time For A God-ward Gaze

Some people stare at problems and are defeated by despair.  Other people set their eyes on pleasure and are overcome by destructive desires.  I want to gaze at God and glimpse His glory. Moses did.  “To quote the writer of Hebrews; “By … Continue reading

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