We continued our Advent sermon series this past Sunday, December 13 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, with Matthew 11:2-12. Since our culture has shaped us into people who doubt what we see (e.g., Photoshopped pictures), our senior pastor challenged us by asking: How big of a doubter are you?
We looked at the passage in Matthew where John the Baptist reveals his doubts concerning Jesus’ actions–from preaching the Beatitudes and teaching people how to pray, to telling people to do unto others and healing the sick. When Jesus doesn’t fit our picture of him in our minds, like John we can begin to doubt. Yet what did John do with his doubt? He went straight to Jesus! And we can talk just as honestly to Jesus as John did. Jesus pointed John to Scripture and extended grace to him, reassuring John and us from a place of doubt. Listen to the whole sermon here.