June 11, 2023 - Sunday 10:00 AM CST
13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you will call his name John.
14 “And you will have joy and gladness, and many will rejoice at his birth.
15 “For he will be great in the sight of the Lord; and HE WILL NOT DRINK ANY WINE OR STRONG DRINK, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit while yet in his mother’s womb.
16 “And he will turn many of the sons of Israel back to the Lord their God.
17 “And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, TO TURN THE HEARTS OF THE FATHERS BACK TO THE CHILDREN, and the disobedient to the attitude of the righteous, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
Colossians 3:23—24, Matthew 11:11b, Malachi 3:1, Malachi 4:5, Malachi 4:6
God’s standard of greatness transcends all human measure, focusing on eternal heavenly realities, not ephemeral worldly ones. Dr. John MacArthur