Speaker: Pastor JD Summers | Date: August 9, 2015 | Text: Mark 6:14-29
As the truth about Jesus spreads through ministry of the twelve, even the ruling class hear about it and are forced to come to a conclusion - who is Jesus and how do you explain His power? Herod is haunted by the fear that John the Baptist whom he executed has returned with supernatural powers. Mark gives us the sordid backstory of John's execution, a sad tale of immorality and intrigue that led to a brutal end. The one who preceded Jesus in ministry also precedes Him in death. But while it may be costly to speak the truth like John did, the story points us forward and reveals that the truth may be opposed, its messengers be killed, but darkness can never overcome the Light who has come into the world.