(Luke 3, Matthew 3, John 3)
- John the Baptist wasn’t Culturally accepted.
a. Different on the outside (Matt. 3:4, 11:7-19)
b. Different on the inside (Luke 1:67-80)
John the Baptist was called of God to be separate! How
- Called to reveal cleansing needed. (Luke 1:57-80)
a. Forgiven of their rebellion (Jer. 33:8)
b. Cleansed from idols (Ezek. 36:25-26)
c. Running water was necessary for cleansing (Zech. 13:1)
New Testament culture needed cleansed. How about our
culture? How about our lives?
- Called to call out! (Isa. 40:3-5)
a. One crying in the wilderness, Repent (Matt. 3:1-3)
b. Be Baptized with water and the Holy Spirit (Mat. 3:11-16)
Our culture says we must compromise, will you? What do
you live by? Tradition? Self-helps? God’s Word?
- Uncompromising in a compromised culture.
a. Called for cultural cleansing (Matt. 3:12, Luke 3:9)
b. Called sin, sin (Matt. 14:1-12)
As the King goes so goes the Kingdom, who is your King?
- Culture pinning for a King. (John 12:12-19)
a. Deceptions of an earthly Kingdom
i. To lead a revolt against Rome
ii. To establish a culturally acceptable Kingdom