Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Simply Jesus - Kingdom Life

Matthew 3

John the Baptist message was plain and simple - Change. It is summed up in v11 - Turn your old life in for a kingdom Life.

Today the race is on to be the next American President and so far Barack Obama has campaigned on one word - Change. Suggesting that the old way of politics is tired outdated and needs change. Call me cynical but some how I suspect that it will be politics as usual with very little changed apart from rhetoric.

John encountered people like that they were the religious leaders of the day. They did things because it was the vogue thing to do and would give them popularity with people. John had a word for them - snakes!

He called for real radical life change. On our own almost impossible but John was announcing the arrival of a person who would give us the power to change - God's son Jesus.

v11 - The main character in this drama—compared to him I’m a mere stagehand—will ignite the kingdom life within you, a fire within you, the Holy Spirit within you, changing you from the inside out.

Remember you do not have to change in your own limited strength but with Jesus help.

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