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Thursday, October 6, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday: He Must Increase

John 3:30-31 “He must increase, but I must decrease.  He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all.”
This was John the Baptist referring to Jesus.  John recognized that He was the Son of God.  He also recognized that for him to be effective in his earthly ministry, he had to proclaim Jesus more and himself less.  This is most definitely applies to us today.  In order to be effective in our earthly ministry, we must humble ourselves and lift up Jesus. 
In John 12:32, Jesus says “And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto
We may never be as effective as John the Baptist was during his ministry, but by following his formula, we most definitely have the opportunity to be used by God just as much as he was.

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