What do you expect the Messiah to say and do? Are you just a bit disappointed when you feel ‘imprisoned’ and without relief from the trials of life despite your diligent service to Christ? If so, you have no less than John the Baptist for company… the one who was even ‘more than a prophet’ (Matthew 11:9)…. so much greater than all of us. Yet you also have Jesus speak to you directly this morning, as he addresses John in his ‘teachable moment’. So today we will hear of God’s promises from Matthew 11:2-11, for Jesus says: ‘Go and tell John what you hear and see’ (11:4), and he reminds us ‘Blessed is anyone who takes no offence at me’ (11:6).