Devotions for April 11, 2017

JOHN 1:29 – 34

29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 He is the one I was talking about when I said, ‘A man is coming after me who is far greater than I am, for he existed long before me.’ 31 I did not recognize him as the Messiah, but I have been baptizing with water so that he might be revealed to Israel.”

32 Then John testified, “I saw the Holy Spirit descending like a dove from heaven and resting upon him. 33 I didn’t know he was the one, but when God sent me to baptize with water, he told me, ‘The one on whom you see the Spirit descend and rest is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 I saw this happen to Jesus, so I testify that he is the Chosen One of God.[a]”


John, who was once the center of all attention, spends the rest of his life as the best supporting actor in his own story. The rest of his life is dedicated to pointing people to Jesus.


Q: What was John’s reaction to seeing Jesus? What feelings do you think he had?

Q: What is your response when you see Jesus in your life? What feelings do you have?

Q: How does your response to Jesus influence others? Is your life one that points to Jesus?



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