Larry Greene
November 8, 2020
Larry Greene
Senior Pastor

Reference

John 3:22-36

John chapter three revolves around three occurrences of the word “must.”
verse 7: the “must of salvation”
verse 14: the “must of sacrifice”
verse 30: the “must of service”

John the Baptist, in a brief but profound statement, sums up what our attitude in serving Jesus “must” be. “He must increase, but I must decrease.” Leading up to verse 30, we learn why we must decrease. Then we discover why Jesus must increase.

• Background, vv. 22-26
• John: The Little Servant — “I must decrease,” vv. 27-29
• Jesus: The Illustrious Master — “He must increase,” vv. 31-36

Have you received the Illustrious Master’s gift of eternal life?