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TLE 2015: Magnify

TLE 2015: Magnify


This year's theme is taken from the passage in John 3:30, "He must increase, but I must decrease." John's view of Jesus was stated in the next verse: "He who comes from above is above all..." He had the correct view of Jesus and who he was. As a result, John realized that he was not to exalt himself but to magnify Jesus, God's only begotten Son. His focus in life was not on himself but looking for the Savior he knew about through the prophets. Compared to Jesus and His mission, John knew that he was only the forerunner and for God's work to continue, he must decrease in every way.

This is somewhat of the same experience Isaiah had in Isaiah 6. When Isaiah saw God in holiness and glory he saw himself as he really was, a man of unclean lips—a sinner. If we seek the Lord and focus on Him, we will magnify Him and decrease in our self exultations. It's like comparing the Earth to the Sun. God is great; we are small. God is mighty; we are weak. The Earth is one among many. God is above all and creator of all.

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