This is a very needed sermon that talks about the things we do because of others. The peer presure many people talk about is very prevalent we think in teens but this bible story about Herod will show us that peer presure is very present in adult too in this bible story! famous prophecies
Herod made e feast and invited all the roman military leaders the bible tells us. Herodias his brother's wife was there and her daughter. Herodias's daughter the bible tell us was very pretty and beautiful. The way Heridoas's daughter danced dazzled the audience, they were marvelled at her beauty and the way she moved. Herod the bible tells us, when she finished dancing asked her to ask him a favour anything he could grant her, up to the half of his kingdom! famous prophecies
The bible tells us that Herodias' daughter did not know what her mom had in store. Herodias hated John the baptist. And the Bible tells us that Herod and John the baptist had some kind of friendship because Herod listened to John the baptist gladly. It looks like Herod incorporated even some of John the baptist's coulsel in his affairs. The bible tells us that John the baptist rebuked Herod because he had his brother's wife and it was not lawful for him to do that. famous prophecies
That is where the trouble starts. Herodias hated John the baptist because he told her and Herod that they should separate. When her daughter danced, Herodias came and asked straight the head of John the baptist on a platter. The bible says that Herodias came fast because Herod was trying to buy time and let the guests leave the room.
Herod was in shock the Bible tells us, he was afraid to look bad in rint of his military leaders and friends because of the oath he just made. Herod the bible tells us did not want to follow through on his promise because he feared John and listened to him gladly! But peer presure was too strong and Herod was in this banquet surrounded by great men who heard his words to Herodias's daughter and was afraid to back down because of what people would think about him.
Is that your problem? Are you afraid to say you are a christian? Are you afraid people will mock you and do you think about what people think of you more than what God thinks of you? Because this is really the point we are afraid of people's opinions because we don't think enough of what God thinks of us! We should be in an audience of one all our lives, and live our lives as if only God was watching!
Then the bible tells us that John the baptist was brought to prison and the disciples came to tell him about the miracles of Jesus. John the baptist lost some of his faith in Jesus in prison because he asked his disciples to check and see if Jesus was really the Messiah. The disciples came back saying: he heals theblind, the maimed, the deaf, the dumb speak, all maner of sickness is healed by the son of God! But finaly John the baptist was beheaded!
When Herod heard of Jesus he thought He was John the baptist resurected. He wanted to hear him gladly. Herod was glad because he could have a chance to excuse himself! And Herod said he did not see any sin in Jesus freeing himself of the responsability of Jesus' trial!
Finaly Jesus dies on the cross for your sins and mine, taking out guilt and shameand was resurected. But Herod never lived happy after that time until he dies. His conscience bothered him. Does your conscience bother you?
You can have a refuge in Jesus and you can go on your knees and ask for forgiveness until you have the assurance of your sins being forgiven. Whetever you have done in the past, hoever big and terrible your sins, and hard on your conscience, the bible tells us that you can be forgiven and have peace of mind again!
From the book Desire of Ages by Ellen White:
"When Shall These Things Be?" The Disciples Ask Christ About His Return
Christ's words [Matt. 24:2] had been spoken in the hearing of a large number of people, but when He was alone, Peter, John, James, and Andrew came to Him as He sat upon the Mount of Olives. "Tell us," they said, "when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?" Jesus did not answer His disciples by taking up separately the destruction of Jerusalem and the great day of His coming. He mingled the description of these two events.
Had He opened to His disciples future events as He beheld them, they would have been unable to endure the sight. In mercy to them He blended the description of the two great crises, leaving the disciples to study out the meaning for themselves.--DA 628 (1898). Time of Christ's Return Not Known Many who have called themselves Adventists have been time-setters. Time after time has been set for Christ to come, but repeated failures have been the result. (read more...) 7th day adventist theology, 7th day adventist theology,7th day adventist theology,university seventh day adventist church, adventist website, online bible study degree, biblical studies online, online biblical studies, biblical studies, bible studies online, onlinebible, bible videos, the bible online, the end is near, 7th day adventist theology, university seventh day adventist church, adventist website,