Chapter # 3 Paragraph # 2 Study # 1
February 5, 2006
Lincolnton, N.C.

<222> Thesis: Grace only operates in the environment of humility. Introduction: In our study last week we considered what the promises of God are to those who seek His forgiveness on the basis of His offer and not their performance. We saw that He has made a personal commitment to His people to address each of the corruptions of character by which their lives are endangered. He has made promises regarding both the "big ticket" items like arrogance and despair and the lesser seen issues like inner crookedness and rough spots. In our study we saw that God is committed to His side of the issue -- even to the point of physical death for those whose resistance to Him becomes bowed-neck obstinance. By that study we finally concluded our consideration of John as the fulfillment of the Isaiah 40 prophecy. This morning we are going to look into John's practice of his "ministry".