Before the holidays, we left off considering the Lord's response to John the Baptist's inquiry about whether or not He was truly the Messiah. As we saw, John, having been unjustly locked up in prison, by King Herod, had begun to wrestle with doubts, as his expectations about the Christ, were not fully lining up with the ministry of Jesus. And so, Jesus sent a gentle rebuke back to John. As the two disciples of John walk away, the Lord then turns to the multitudes who are surrounding Him, first to speak very highly of John (affirming the gentle, loving and restorative nature of His rebuke), and then to say something profound about those who are in the Kingdom of Heaven, concerning how they measure up to John. This morning, we will consider these comments, keeping in mind the immediate context that we have already gone over, which is ultimately what has provoked these words from our Lord.