As the people were in expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Christ, John answered them all, saying, “I baptize you with water, but he who is mightier than I is coming, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Luke 3:15-16 ESV)
Коли ж усі люди чекали, і в серцях своїх думали всі про Івана, чи то він не Христос, Іван відповідав усім, кажучи: Я хрищу вас водою, але йде ось Потужніший за мене, що Йому розв’язати ремінця від Його взуття я негідний, Він христитиме вас Святим Духом й огнем! (Від Луки 3:15-16 Ukrainian)
Dear Father in heaven ~ thank you precious Lord for the sunshine of your love that lifts our spirits on this new day. Open the minds of those who are often hard-hearted toward the life saving message that Christ brings to this brazen world, where no one seems to have any sense of shame about behavior that your word teaches plainly against. Give us more who will boldly and humbly point lost souls to the precious Lamb of God to whom we must ultimately give account. Drown out the voices of false teachers who deceive those lost in the darkness of sin by slyly suggesting that the moral teaching of the Bible is no longer relevant. Help us Lord! In the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister