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Who Was John the Baptist and What Was His Ministry?
though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised." (Heb. 11:39) Yet through his testimony, many came to believe in Jesus. And he serves as a model of faithful witness for all of us who would seek to magnify Jesus and see others come to know Him!
Prayer Based on Psalm 105:
We give thanks to You, O Lord; and we call upon Your name;
we long to make known Your deeds among the peoples!
We sing to You, we sing praises to You;
we tell of all Your wondrous works!
We glory in Your holy name;
that our hearts may rejoice as we seek You!
We seek You, Lord, and Your strength;
we seek Your presence continually!
We remember the wondrous works that You have done,
Your miracles, and the judgments You uttered,
We, be faith, are the offspring of Abraham, Your servant,
children of Jacob, chosen by Your matchless grace!
You are the Lord our God;
Your judgments are in all the earth.
You remembers Your covenant forever,
the word that You commanded, for a thousand generations,
the covenant that You made with Abraham,
Your sworn promise to Isaac,
which You confirmed to Jacob as a statute,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant,
saying, “To you I will give the land of Canaan
as your portion for an inheritance.”
You confirmed and expanded this promise through Your Son,
who said, "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth."
Your covenant promises are all fulfilled in Your Son:
He is our Great King, the Son of David.
He is the Seed of Abraham and the blessing of the nations.
He is our Great High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.
He is our spotless Passover Lamb, who covers our sin and saves us from wrath.
He is the Word of God made flesh, the Promise realized in a Person.
You have secured us as Your people forever,
that we might follow You and honor You with joy!
We give thanks to You, O Lord, and we rejoice in You!