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Good News from the Wilderness (2 of 33)
Series: Behold the Lamb
Ernest L. Easley
Now join me in John's gospel! Matthew... Mark... Luke... and Big John! Do you know why the first four books in the New Testament are called the gospels? Well... because they are all full of good news about the Lord Jesus Christ. In fact... that is what the word ''gospel'' means: good news!
Matthew's good news is that Jesus Christ is King! Mark's good news is that Jesus Christ is Prophet! Luke's good news is that Jesus Christ is Priest! But John's good news is that Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God that takes away the sin of the world!
In fact... John tells us the purpose of his gospel in chapter 20.31, ''but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.''
Well... this morning we come to chapter 1 verse 6 as we Behold the Lamb! It is here that we meet one of the great prophets and preachers of all time. In fact... listen to how Jesus describes him in Matthew 11.11, ''Assuredly, I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist...''
John the Baptist was a wilderness preacher! And believe me... he could draw a crowd! Matthew tells us in Matthew 3.4, ''And John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.''
He had a rock for a pulpit and a river for a choir! He preached that sin was black... Hell was hot... Heaven was real and that Jesus saves! And it was in the wilderness of Judea... John the Baptist delivered some good news!
That's what I want to talk to you about this morning: Good News from the Wilderness! I am talking to some people this morning that are living in the wilderness! Your spiritual life is dry and barren! Your life is thirsty and your soul is hungry! There is no sign of growth: Wilderness!
You say, ''Ernest Easley... you have just ...
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