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Luke 7:18-23 John Needs Confirmation

Are You the One?

Are You the One?

In today’s reading we are going to be looking at John the Baptist. He was the one sent before Jesus to prepare the way. John probably had certain expectations and hopes for what would happen when Jesus finally stepped into the limelight. He was ecstatic when he baptized Jesus and received a direct sign from Heaven. But now he sits here in prison and Jesus isn’t doing what he expected.

John probably had the same expectation that Jesus’ disciples did. They all expected Him to overthrow the Romans and set up His government here on Earth. But Jesus wasn’t moving in that direction. He was out there healing the sick, preaching, and yes, even raising the dead. But where was the political maneuvering? Where was the leadership for the religious community? What was taking so long? Read more »