8Feb

30 (possible) posts from John the Baptist

share Jesus online, share faith, John the Baptist, online faithby Toni Birdsong
This week we’re living in the Book of John. Just for fun, we thought we’d channel our favorite desert preacher, John the Baptist (different from the author of this gospel), who we meet in John 1:6. He was bold, brash, and brave when it came to speaking Truth. John knew how to #LiveSticky and still inspires us to do the same today. We hope his ministry ignites your thinking and helps you share your faith online with uncompromised conviction. Have fun sharing these posts/tweets with others.

1. The good news of the gospel begins with the bad news of man’s sin. #JohnTheBaptist

2. If I had preached the soft gospel of this generation, I would have kept my head. #JohnTheBaptist

3. Go big with the gospel or go home. #JohnTheBaptist

4. There’s only room for one rock star and one idol on this earth. His name is Jesus Christ. #JohnTheBaptist

5. Make straight the way for the Lord. [Yes, that means you.] #JohnTheBaptist

6. Resent Christ or repent before Christ. Don’t spend your life over thinking this one. #JohnTheBaptist

7. The trouble with you Christians today is that no one is trying to kill you.  #JohnTheBaptist

8. Don’t just be sorry for your sin; be willing to make a radical change in your life. #JohnTheBaptist

9. Jesus architected your eternal salvation, but he won’t make you live there without your consent. #JohnTheBaptist

10. God does not guarantee an easy life (just an eternal life) for those He calls to follow Him. #JohnTheBaptist

11. “I am not the Christ.” John 3: 28. [Don’t let powerful preachers fill in for Christ.] #JohnTheBaptist

12. Stand up for something or you will, no doubt, fall for everything. #JohnTheBaptist

13. Stop jockeying for position, power, & promotion. God will level you (and your fancy pants ministry) in a heartbeat. #JohnTheBaptist

14. There’s no admission to the kingdom of heaven for those who revel in sin. #JohnTheBaptist

15. Those frogs and locusts . . . don’t think He won’t do it again. #JohnTheBaptist

16. Don’t judge others by appearance. This locust-eating, homeless zealot just baptized Almighty God. #JohnTheBaptist

17. My whole life is a sacrifice for the sake of God’s kingdom. #JohnTheBaptist

18. The mission is first to obey. #JohnTheBaptist

19. God is more concerned with your heart than your history. #JohnTheBaptist

20. The things you own will end up owning you. The only security in an unsecure world is Jesus Christ. #JohnTheBaptist

21. I am not even worthy to be Christ’s slave. #JohnTheBaptist

22. Become a man or a woman with a message that the world can’t live without. #JohnTheBaptist

23. It’s never too late to turn it around (even if you are a brood of vipers). #JohnTheBaptist

24. All your hate can’t snuff out my light. #JohnTheBaptist

25. I don’t just have a message my message has me. #JohnTheBaptist

26. Don’t allow your morality to control your theology. #JohnTheBaptist

27. To repent is to radically transform your thoughts, attitudes, outlooks, and direction. #JohnTheBaptist

28. True repentance should result in a compassion for the needs of others.  #JohnTheBaptist

29. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” -John 3:30 #JohnTheBaptist

30. The party’s over. There’s no room for s’mores in the fires of hell.  #JohnTheBaptist

Can you relate to John the Baptist? What inspires you about His ministry?

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  • Anonymous

    I loved the fact that John the Baptist was not afraid to “stand out” as being different. Also the humble way in which he saw his “part” in the overall ministry of Christ. Bold yet humble. Out of place yet knew his place.

  • Anonymous

    I agree. I think it takes an amazing faith to break away from groups and stand so radically apart from culture. That faith is the spark that breeds courage in believers. I can’t imagine the kind of relationship John had with God to have that “breed” of bravery in his soul day after day. We need a John in the world today — lots of them!

  • http://twitter.com/SandraHeskaKing SandraHeskaKing

    This is great, but . . . that photo is scary. 😉

  • Anonymous

    I know. I love it. He was a scary dude. So scary they chopped his head off. 😮 He’s one of my favorite person in the bible. He was hard for some people to even look at. Very serious dude. (boo!)

  • http://www.growup318.com heather joy

    I *loved* this! Some of them were really funny, but all of them were really true.
    I may end up using a couple of those. :]

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  • Anonymous

    They are there to be used Heather — post away! Thanks for coming by! :)