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Sermon Series: John, Messenger of the King | Pastor Unlikely

John the Baptist can seem like a severe figure in the Bible. With his strange clothes, his locust diet and his confrontational manner, it can be hard to understand where he fits as the one who came to announce the arrival of Jesus. It seems strange until we realize his mission. He is charged with making sure that all was ready for the arrival of the King, Jesus. It clearly was not. The Nation that was supposed to rejoice in Jesus was lost in false religion, arrogant nationalism and just plain rebellion against God.

John’s urgent message to the people makes sense in this light.

Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!

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Can I Get a Witness? | Pastor Unlikely

Jesus tells us to “Go, make disciples, baptize and teach”. Pretty clear, right? We know what go means and we understand what make disciples mean. It is obvious what teach means and the Scripture makes clear this was Jesus speaking. But do we also know that this is not a suggestion from Jesus? That the One who has authority over us issued these words as a direct command?

Why Did Jesus Choose the Cross? What does the Bible say?

Why did Jesus choose the pain of the Cross?  Why did God choose such an awful way to die?  Jesus is fully sovereign and all-powerful.  He could have chosen any number of ways to be killed that were significantly less terrible.  Yet, He chose to take on this horrible death for us specifically.  Jesus took…