"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
Refrescar el Alma (es un libro de devocionales para 40 dias con el?fin de alentar a los ministros vocacionales y voluntarios a promover un estilo de liderazgo alentador. Cada capitulo se basa en una sana exposicion biblica pero estructurada en terminos sencillos para que todo lector pueda aprender tanto el significado de una porcion de las Escrituras como el efecto practico en su vida y ministerio. Los lectores desarrollaran un sentido de compromiso y responsabilidad para llegar a ejercer el ministerio del aliento." Refrescar el Alma (Refresh: Every Minister Needs Encouragement)" is a 40-day devotional for the purpose of encouraging vocational and volunteer ministers and to promote a leadership style of encour- agement. Each entry is based on sound exposition of scripture but framed in non-technical terms so that any reader can learn both the meaning of a portion of scripture and its practical impact upon his/ her life and ministry. Readers will develop a deep sense of obligation and responsibility to become a minister of encouragement.