John The Baptist

Sunday (7/30), gather with your church family at CALVARY INVERNESS as we turn our attention to Matthew 11:1-15. Jesus, who had just commissioned His disciples to go throughout Israel to preach the good news of the kingdom, continued His ministry by traveling to many of the cities in the region of Galilee.

John the Baptist, who had been the one who had baptized Jesus, was in prison. He was discouraged, depressed, and with all the time he had on his hands, his mind began to wonder if he had been wrong about Jesus. So, he sent his disciples to go directly to Him and ask.
Jesus has a way about Him that is very disarming. Many are afraid to approach men like Him because of their greatness. They are concerned that they may be bothering Him or reprimanded for daring to take their time when there is so much to be done. So, John’s men searched for Jesus, and when they found Him, they probably approached Him with trepidation.
But Jesus is not like other men. He is patient, kind, and gentle with those who struggle. He told them to return to John and report what they had seen and heard. And to remind John that everything they had experienced had been foretold in the Old Testament.
Therefore, John need not worry. Everything about Jesus, His birth, life, and eventual death and resurrection had been set in motion before the foundation of the world. And God, in His infinite wisdom, had revealed all of these things to the prophets of the Old Testament so that when they were fulfilled, men would know that God keeps His Word.

Like John, every servant of God will go through seasons of discouragement and depression. And like John, it is the right thing to do to turn to the Lord for encouragement and counsel. And even though those seasons are painful, there is joy in knowing that you will not be reprimanded and will be reassured that your faith in Jesus Christ is not in vain.
I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.
There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube: Calvary Inverness); (website:
In His Strong Love,

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