"The End is Near!" said the man with the crazy eyes standing on the busy street corner holding a big sign saying, "Judgment Day is Coming". This is often most people's first impression when they hear the word "prophet". Prophecy has a bit of a bad name in the modern world. Unless of course, you find it in a great story like the Matrix or the Wheel of Time. Prophecy can be fascinating and mysterious if there is a chance that the one speaking might really be the voice of God.
John the Baptist stands in a long line of powerful, biblical prophets. He is often lost in the story of Christmas. But his birth story is also recorded. Even as an unborn child, he reacts to the presence of the Messiah. His mother feels him do somersaults in the womb when his unborn cousin, Jesus, comes near. John was born to prepare the way for the coming of the Messiah. He is a prophet greater than all the prophets who came before him. He is considered to be Elijah the prophet re-born. The last prophet of the Old Testament in his final words said, "Look, I am sending you the prophet Elijah before the great and dreadful day of the Lord arrives." See you this Sunday as we uncover the mysteries of Christmas prophecy.
Christmas Eve Service will be 6 p.m.! (No service Christmas Day)