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Jesus Christ Is Greatest (2 of 10)
Today I want to share with you from Matthew 3:11. One of the expressions that we hear so much in church life is this expression "on fire for God". We say somebody is on fire for God. And I think the person in the Bible who most personifies that expression is John the Baptist. If ever there was a person of whom it could be said he is a man on fire for God, it certainly would have to be said about this man John the Baptist. Because all though his message was not a popular subject, the message of repentance, and all though he was not in the school of perdition of his days and all though he preached with great condemnation of sin, the city literally emptied themselves of people coming to the Jordan River to sit in God's cathedral with God's canopy sky over them to hear a man preach that the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
In John's gospel the Bible tells us that there was a man sent from God whose name was John. And down through the years there have been men sent from God. Martin Luther was a man sent from God to turn the spiritual world from empty formalism to the reformation hour. John Wesley was a man sent from God to preach n the new birth until England experienced revival, until revival fires just blazed across England and then across America. George Whitfield was a man sent from God. And Jonathan Edwards was a man sent from God. And Billy Graham is a man sent from God to call so many people to repentance and to call sinners to salvation. But of all the men sent from God, Jesus said of John the Baptist, of all the men born of woman, there has not been a greater than John the Baptist. Now Jesus said that about John. He was a great man.
Matthew 3:11 "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. But he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:"
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