And this is the testimony of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” He confessed, and did not deny, but confessed, “I am not the Christ.” (John 1:19-20 ESV)
И вот свидетельство Иоанна, когда Иудеи прислали из Иерусалима священников и левитов спросить его: кто ты? Он объявил, и не отрекся, и объявил, что я не Христос. (Иоанна 1:19-20 Russian)
Most holy and awesome God, our dear Father in heaven ~ we come into your august presence on this new day with confidence in your mercy and grace. Hear the prayers of those souls who struggle to receive the Way, Truth, and Life. Give them the strength to trust and obey Christ as their Lord. Help us, Lord, to more clearly comprehend the great witness of your chosen servant John who boldly preached repentance as the one you chose to introduce your beloved Son into this world of sin. Stifle the human weakness of self-glorification among those who dare to preach the gospel of Christ to this lost world. Help all Christians have the courage of our faith to boldly – yet humbly share the reasons for our faith in Jesus as your beloved Son. In his precious name, we pray, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister