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Tell What You See and Observe
Bible Passage Matthew 11: 1-6
This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books ISAIAH, Matthew.

Tell What You See and Observe

  • Rev. Bright Mawuena Nfodzo
Date preached March 28, 2022

SCRIPTURE 📖
1 When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he left there to teach and preach in their home towns.

2 Now when John heard in prison about the activities of the Messiah, he sent a message by his disciples

3 and asked him, “Are you the Coming One, or should we wait for someone else?”

4 Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and observe:

5 the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the destitute hear the good news.

6 How blessed is anyone who is not offended by me!”

BACKGROUND
John the Baptist’s honesty and fearlessness in the delivery of his messages got him imprisoned. Shut up in prison, he probably received only irregular and possibly inaccurate reports of Jesus’ ministry. These reports must have caused him to wonder whether Jesus really was the Messiah he foretold.

John might have wondered why Jesus did not even pay him a visit to check on him or console him. Perhaps John thought that Jesus should have freed Him from prison. Jesus did not announce that He was the Messiah. John may have wondered why He did not announce Himself.

Jesus sent back the message that He was carrying out a ministry of relief to the oppressed, which was the sort of ministry foretold of the Messiah in the Old Testament (see Isa 35:5-6; 61:1).

Many were disappointed that Jesus did not bring the political victories they expected of the Messiah, but Jesus promised a special blessing to those who understood His ministry and did not lose heart.

LESSON✍🏽
🔷 No need to doubt the work of Jesus or the forgiveness of sins or the salvation that the Christ brings to you

 

PRAYER POINTS🙏🏽
💥 Thank God for a new week
💥 Ask God to strengthen you even in your distress to believe in Him

CONCLUSION📙
Our sufferings and challenges should strengthen our faith in God. Christ is not a ‘show-boy’ to display all His works in public for all to see always. He is the Messiah but expects that we go through the process of nurturing and grooming to become mature believers. Jesus is still Lord.
AMEN

In series Bright Morning Reflections