This message uses Matthew 11:2-18 as its source. In this passage, John is in jail and sends his followers to Jesus to inquire if he (Jesus) is the one to come. Jesus responds with a reassuring answer to John and then speaks to the crowds asking what they had come to see. Jesus' words gave encouragement then and give encouragement today. Give a listen to learn what the crowds went to see. Do you see it in your life today?
Using the LORD's calling of Jeremiah to be a prophet (Jeremiah 1) for background, we look at Jeremiah's prayer in Jeremiah 20:7-18. The honesty and emotion that Jeremiah displayed to his creator, the Lord God, is amazing. Jeremiah at this point in his ministry was really unhappy with God feeling that he had been deceived by God. Indeed the word used in Jeremiah 20:7 is the same used in Exodus 22:16 and Deuteronomy 11:16. Pretty strong. But Jeremiah did not lie to God in how he felt in his prayer. Can we say the same? Give a listen.