Coming In Second! John the Baptist His greatness was overshadowed. Luke 3:16 John answered them all, saying, "I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. Do You Belong In Second Place? We are competitive by nature. Acts 8:9-13 – Simon the sorcerer Do You Belong In Second Place? Psalm 8:6-8 You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;you have put all things under his feet, all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field, the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas. Do You Belong In Second Place? 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light We Are Challenged to Humility Mathew 18:1-4 Matthew 20:25-28 We Are Challenged to Humility God shows us what is good and what He requires of us Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? We Are Challenged to Humility God Has Chosen the weak to be mighty. (1 Corinthians 1:26-31) The happiness of God’s people. (Matthew 5:3-10) Being humble doesn’t make us doormats. (Matthew 21:12) Second Place in The Kingdom Is a Place of Honor Least in Kingdom greater than John. (Luke 7:28) Do not grow weary in well doing. (Galatians 6:9) We Are Called to Be in Second Place Galatians 2:20 It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Colossians. 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. Coming In Second Place Second place is where the Christian should strive to remain. Won’t you put Jesus first in your life beginning Tonight?
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