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Art Thou He that Should Come (16 of 16)
Series: Great Questions From The Bible
I. HOW JOHN WAS COMMENDED BY THE WORDS OF JESUS
A. The Lord’s Evaluation of John’s Life
B. The Lord’s Exaltation of John’s Life
II. HOW JOHN WAS CONFUSED BY THE WAYS OF JESUS
A. He Was A Discouraged Man
B. He Was A Doubtful Man
III. HOW JOHN WAS CONVINCED BY THE WORKS OF JESUS
A. Assured Of The Works Of Jesus
B. Assured Of The Ways Of Jesus
1. The story is told (supposedly true) of a missionary who was sitting at her window when the mail arrived. She opened a letter and out fell a ten-dollar bill. As she read the note accompanying the money, the sight of a poorly dressed man on the street below caught her eye. Touched by the sight, she placed the ten-dollar bill in an envelope on which she wrote, “Don’t Despair” and tossed it out the window. The man picked up the envelope, opened it, looked at the contents, smiled, tipped his hat, and went on his way. The next day there was a knock at the missionary’s door and when she opened it there stood the man she had given the money the day before. He was standing there holding out a handful of cash to her. “What’s this,” she asked. The man said, “Lady, it’s your cut. ‘Don’t Despair’ paid five to one yesterday.”
2. As we look at the story before us we find a man that needed the message, “Don’t despair.” We find John the Baptist in prison and at a very low point in his life. His faith was bordering on doubt and his heart was quickly sinking into despair. From the lowest moment in his life we hear him asking, “Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?”
3. Today, as we look at the question asked by John the Baptist, I want us to consider the man who asked the question, the setting in which the question was asked, and the answer that was given to his question. I believe that as we do so we will see a wonderful and powerful truth that will be helpful to every person in this p ...
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