He Must Increase, I Must Decrease
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Delivered By
Pastor Ed Dinkins
Delivered On
February 16, 2014
Central Passage
John 3:27-31
Third Sunday Service

John 3:22-30 Commentary from the Life Application Study Bible:

"Why did John the Baptist continue to baptize after Jesus came onto the scene?  Why didn't he become a disciple too?  John explained that God gave him his work, and he had to continue it until God called him to do something else.  John's main purpose was to point people to Christ.  Even with Jesus beginning his own minstry, John could still turn people to him.  

John believed God had appointed him.  If God appoints us to a task, it becomes a high and holy privilege.  We should accept it with great enthusiasm.  

John's willingness to decrease in importance shows unusual humility.  Pastors and other Christian leaders can be tempted to focus more on the success of their ministries than on Christ.  Beware of those who put more emphasis on their own achiemvements than on God's Kingdom."


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