The Harsh But Good News Series
A Closer Look at the Ministry of John the Baptist
Many in modern Christianity have opted for a kinder and gentler version of the gospel message. This may be well-intentioned, but unfortunately it is a disastrous mistake that can cause irreparable harm to those who we seek to “win” for Christ. John the Baptist certainly didn’t attempt to soften the gospel. His bold and forthright approach may seem out of place in our “don’t-hurt-anybody’s-feelings culture,” but Jesus hailed him and his ministry as the greatest ever. Let’s see what we can learn from the preaching of John the Baptist as we study verse-by-verse through Luke 3:1-22.
|The Harsh but Good News-Part 1||Why “As You Are” Can’t Stay that Way||Luke 3:1-6|
|The Harsh but Good News-Part 2||Being Sure to Move from Creeds to Deeds||Luke 3:7-14|
|The Harsh but Good News-Part 3||The Gospel’s Assault on the Egocentric||Luke 3:15-16, 21-22|
|The Harsh but Good News-Part 4||Loving Enough to Tell the Truth about Hell||Luke 3:17-20|