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From Doubt to Faith (Luke 7:18-35) - 6/25/23

INTRO

  • John is in prison and sends messengers to Jesus

  • Are you the one?

  • Doubt and true faith

  • When we have doubts.

  • Keep believing and trusting the Gospel

John’s Apprehension – vv. 18-23


Are you the one – v. 20

  • The forerunner of Christ

  • Preaching repentance.

  • Currently imprisoned. Matthew

  • Doubt and discouragement

Doubt is not unbelief

Tell Him what you have seen and heard – v. 22

  • He did not REBUKE him but REMINDED him what he already knew

  • The words and deeds of Christ

  • The working and miracles of Jesus

Blessed is the one who is not offended – v. 23

  • Not “scandalized”

  • Do not fall for it

  • Keep trusting.

  • Remember who you are

  • Remember who Christ is

Jesus’ Affirmation – vv. 24-30


John was:

  • Not wavering in the wind – reed in the wind

  • Not living in luxury – soft clothing

  • A prophet – seeing the Messiah in person

    • Not from a distance (OT prophets)


Jesus’ Accusation – vv. 31-35


Children playing a game

  • Not happy when you should be

  • Not sad when you need to be.

  • Fickle. Never satisfied.

Lack of faith was the problem

  • The did not believe John

    • Believe and be baptized

  • The did not believe Jesus

    • Believe and follow

Wisdom is justified by all her children

  • Wise unto salvation – 2 Timothy 3:15

  • Justified-Right

  • Children. Follower of John and Jesus

BY FAITH THEY TRUSTED IN THE MESSAGE AND RESPONDED.


HEARING – BELIEVING – TRUSTING – LIVING


FAITH OVERCOMES DOUBT

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