That You May Believe- Witness

Speaker: Pastor Ty Neal
Date: January 27, 2019

Title - Witness


John 1:19- 19And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, "Who are you?" 


John 1:6-7- 6There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.


John 20:31- 31but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.


John 1:20- 20He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, "I am not the Christ." 


John 1:21- 21And they asked him, "What then? Are you Elijah?" He said, "I am not." "Are you the Prophet?" And he answered, "No."


Mark 1:4-5- 4John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 


Quote                  “So great was the excellence of John, that men might have believed him to be the Christ.” Augustine


Matthew 11:11- 11Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 


Quote                  “The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable.” Brennan Manning


Quote                  "Our Lord and Master Jesus Christ willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance." Martin Luther


Numbers 32:23- 23 For there is no enchantment against Jacob, no divination against   Israel; now it shall be said of Jacob and Israel,'What has God wrought!'



John 1:23-24-  23He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said." 24(Now they had been sent from the Pharisees.) 



John 1:25-26-  25They asked him, "Then why are you baptizing, if you are neither the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" 26John answered them, "I baptize with water, but among you stands one you do not know,


Quote                  "When our hearts are increasingly warmed by the gospel, our witness sounds less and less like the work of a lawyer and more like the songs of a poet." Daniel Montgomery


John 1:23- 23He said, "I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, 'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as the prophet Isaiah said."


Jeremiah 2:13- 13 for my people have committed two evils:they have forsaken me,

the fountain of living waters,and hewed out cisterns for themselves,

        broken cisterns that can hold no water.



 (Picture: Grunewald “The Crucifixion” the one with John pointing to Jesus)


John 1:27-28- 27even he who comes after me, the strap of whose sandal I am not worthy to untie." 28These things took place in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.


John 3:30- 30He must increase, but I must decrease."


Come and See: You are the voice to the Word


Quote                  “We are but of yesterday, and we have filled every place among you—cities, islands, fortresses, towns, marketplaces . . . tribes, companies, palace, senate, forum—we have left nothing to you but the temple of your gods.” Tertullian


Quote                  “The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?” Martin Luther


                              Come and See: You are the voice to the Word

                                Go & Turn & Trust

                                Go & Tell

                                Go & Invite

                                Go & Be Bold

                                Go & Serve

                                Go & Engage

                                Go & Witness

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