The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”
The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples, and as he watched Jesus walk by, he exclaimed, “Look, here is the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed JesusREFLECT
John the Baptist pointed to Jesus “the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!” John did not point to himself, his own abilities. John didn’t brag about how good he was, or what he was doing for God’s sake. John pointed away from himself. John pointed others, even his friends, to Jesus. His life was an arrow pointing people to Jesus Christ.
Think about it: What does your life point others toward?
What are some ways we can point others to Jesus?
help me be like John
pointing not at how good I am,
but how amazing you are!
The devotional thoughts this week come from BLADEN MISSION PROJECT 2015. I invite you to pray and reflect with us this week.
BLADEN MISSION PROJECT 2015
June 14-18, 2015, youth and adults from a variety of churches around Bladen County are uniting to serve Christ in our county. We will be worshiping, serving, caring and growing in our faith in Jesus Christ.