Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

Are You the One or Should We Seek Another?

We are Christians, so naturally, we believe that Jesus is Christ – the Chosen One. But how do we know this?

We know because Jesus fulfilled all the prophecies of the Old Testament.

When John the Baptist sent some of his disciples to find out who Jesus was, Jesus didn’t simply answer their question with a “Yes”. Instead, he quoted Isaiah. Why would he do that? Why not just tell them directly?

Because the very reason for the Old Testament prophecy was to make clear who the Savior was, and what He would do. It was the gold standard for truth going all the way back to the beginning of the world.

This is the truth for us to cling to when faced with our enemies. Those enemies, including our old Adam, challenge us daily.

Let us remember the truth when sin and the devil question our faith. Remember the power of Scripture, the power of our rebirth through, and the power of God’s love for us. Be of good cheer for He overcame the world – for us!

TBelow is today’s sermon text is from Luke 7,

18 The disciples of John reported all these things to him. And John, 19 calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to the Lord, saying, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 20 And when the men had come to him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you, saying, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?’” 21 In that hour he healed many people of diseases and plagues and evil spirits, and on many who were blind he bestowed sight. 22 And he answered them, “Go and tell John what you have seen and heard: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the poor have good news preached to them. 23 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.”
24 When John’s messengers had gone, Jesus began to speak to the crowds concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 What then did you go out to see? A man dressed in soft clothing? Behold, those who are dressed in splendid clothing and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26 What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written, “‘Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
    who will prepare your way before you.’
28 I tell you, among those born of women none is greater than John. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

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