Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we said ’till we meet again’ to our brother Carl.

At his funeral service Ashton sang a familiar refrain which spoke volumes:

“My chains are gone I’ve been set free. My God my Savior has ransomed me…”

Carl’s son, Grant, said of his father “The weaker he became phsyically the stronger he became spiritually.”

We will miss our brother for a time but look forward to that reunion in the air. Please continue to pray for Jan and Grant.

Tuesday we continued our series on John the Baptist with a discussion of Mark 6:14-29.

“Because Herod feared John and protected him, knowing him to be a righteous and holy man. When Herod heard John, he was greatley puzzled; yet he liked to listen to him.”

1) Why did Herod fear John yet like to hear John speak?

Herod feard few people. He was a ruthless king who ruled with an iron fist. John had insulted Herod  and, therefore, deserved death.  Yet there was something about John that gave Herod pause. John was a holy man who claimed Jesus was the Christ and the way to heaven. Herod wondered if this could be true. And if true what should Herod do?

We discussed people we know who are intrigued by the Gospel yet afraid to commit their lives to Christ.

Sam said many welcome Jesus as Savior but resist Him as Lord.

2) Why did Herod have John killed?

“The king was greatly distressed, but because of his oaths and his dinner guests, he did not want to refuse her.”

In the end Herod had to make the choice we all must make — will we say thy will or our will be done.

One theologian remarked that at that moment the gates of heaven closed to Herod. Herod’s apparent victory over John was actually Herod’s darkest hour. And John’s apparent defeat was actually the beginng of his eternal reward.

Next week Luke 7:24-28. Consider the following questions:

1) What was John’s mission?

2) What does John’s mission teach us about being a disciple of Christ?

3) What is the faithful disciple’s reward?

See you Tuesday.

John

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