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Unfathomable Grace

In the third chapter of Matthew, a group of notable worshipers travelled a considerable distance to a wilderness location where John the Baptist ministered. For sure they invested time and energy in coming to him; perhaps they even spent money and risked their reputations. They were interested in joining the crowed, meeting the man, hearing the message, and feeling the waters of baptism. However, as soon as they arrived on the scene, these particular religious seekers were halted in their steps and turned away. Listen to the not-so-warm greeting they received from Jesus’ herald:

… Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore bear fruits worthy of repentance, and do not think to say to yourselves, “We have Abraham as our father.” For I say to you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.”     (Matthew 3:7-9)

John, inspired by the Spirit…

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