Super-wife and I heard this weekend's sermon at Ada Bible Church twice. It was part two of an explanation of why John The Baptist set an example for all of us to follow. Pastor Dan Wright described him as being truly great.
As we talked about the sermon last night when we first heard it live-streamed and then this morning when we worshipped at church. John hit a wall of opposition for his belief in Jesus. He was put in prison for pointing out to King Herod that it was wrong for him to get a lap dance from his step daughter. It resulted in him getting his head chopped off.
So, what can we learn from this story that will be helpful in the 21st century? A bunch, according to the sermon.
How does one internalize these truths so they are part of one's everyday life? It takes a firm resolve to stay focused in the right direction. Then it's time for a sermon on another topic and text. The learning is non-stop.