Contributed by Philip Gill on Feb 10, 2003
If John the Baptist had to make sure Jesus was the Messiah it may well have been because there were several examples upon which the expected messiah could be modelled. What are our expectations of the Messiah?
When John heard in prison what the Messiah was doing, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, "Are you the one who is to come, or are we to wait for another?" Jesus answered them, "Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed,