"Who Are You?"


2014.12.14 - Kevin Makins - The Church Calendar

Who Are You?

John 1:6-8, 19-28

We return to John the Baptist this week and look at his answer to a very peculiar question: who are you?

Which is a question we all need to answer. Who am I? And what makes ME… me?!

What (or who) defines our identity?

The text, John 1:6-8, 19-28:

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify to the light, so that all might believe through him. 8 He himself was not the light, but he came to testify to the light.

19 This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 He confessed and did not deny it, but confessed, “I am not the Messiah.” 21 And they asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22 Then they said to him, “Who are you? Let us have an answer for those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?” 23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying out in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’” as the prophet Isaiah said. 24 Now they had been sent from the Pharisees. 25 They asked him, “Why then are you baptizing if you are neither the Messiah, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?” 26 John answered them, “I baptize with water. Among you stands one whom you do not know, 27 the one who is coming after me; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandal.” 28 This took place in Bethany across the Jordan where John was baptizing.

Advent 2011: Magi

Magi2011.12.04 - Kevin Makins - Advent 2011


Matthew 2

The way you view the birth of Jesus depends a lot on where you’re standing.

For Advent this year we are going to look at the Christmas narrative from multiple perspectives, and ask the question: “how did each group view the incarnation?”

This week we move on to the Magi, who are in the east when they see a star and come to inquire about where the King of the Jews would be born. 

The man they inquire with? Herod… the current King of the Jews.

Understandably, Herod finds this troubling. 

Monologue written and performed by Alex Drumm

Music led by Allison Geleynse and Julia Soderholm - starts 48 minutes in