He Must Increase

After the Baptism of Jesus, John's ministry continues. However, his numbers begin to decrease while the number of Jesus' disciples increases. In fact, some of Jesus' first disciples come from John's followers. Many, including John's disciples, begin to notice this pattern and so they come to John asking what is wrong. Rather than complaining, John responds that this phenomena was the whole point of his ministry as the forerunner. In all things, we must decrease and Jesus must increase! -- August 19, 2014