He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease
Topic: Sermons Verse: John 3:22– 22:26
Q: How do we put to death the sin of pride, coveting, and envying of other people?
A: "He Must Increase, but I Must Decrease," v. 30.
How was John able to say, "He must increase, but I must decrease?"
1. John rcognized the sovereignty of God for his life, that everything that God gives is a gift.
2. John recognized that he is not the Messiah, the Savior of the church.
3. John understood the joy in simple obedience.
Result: Christ receives all the glory. He is preeminent, absolutely unique; WCF 16.
Application: We must decrease, Christ must increase.