April 8, Reading 3 – Mark 6:1-29

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SAA Notes

Jesus’ ordinariness was a stumbling block for these people. Is Jesus the kind of saviour you think He should be? When does familiarity breed contempt in our hearts and minds today?

SJA Notes

Here is the earthly end of the man who knew he was not worthy to even untie Jesus’ sandals.

“He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:30

John gave his life in service to the King. To his king, his earthly cousin, his heavenly saviour and lord. Jesus the Christ.

“The friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly at the bridegroom’s voice.”

John knew the voice of Jesus. He leapt in the womb at hearing of Jesus.

And he died for Jesus.

We see in the death of John that Jesus would INCREASE, even though John would DECREASE.

He was wiped from the earth, removed in a terrible way.

But we know that even in decreasing, he was transported to a far better place, a far better hope.

* Father God,

Please help us to be bold and courageous like John was. To preach a message of  repentance of our sin and belief in You.

Please mark us as faithful every day of our lives, however they end.

And we thank You for the hope of eternity that we have in You, that we can rest in because of Jesus.

Amen.

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