Part of the Overcoming the Dog Days of Spiritual Weariness series, preached at a Early Service service
Life is full of seasons. Even if you’ve never heard that statement, we all experience this. That season of smooth sailing ends and rough waters enter our life. How should we respond? What hope can we cling to in the midst of the dog days of summer? In this message, Youth Director Nate Viar, teaches what happens to those that don’t abandon their faith.
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19 And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20 for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly. (ESV)
2 Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples 3 and said to him, “Are you the one who is to come, or shall we look for another?” 4 And Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: 5 the blind receive their sight and the lame walk, lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear, and the dead are raised up, and the poor have good news preached to them. 6 And blessed is the one who is not offended by me.” (ESV)
11 Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist. Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (ESV)