Ep 216 | Preparing the Way for Jesus: John the Baptist

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Ep 216 | Preparing the Way for Jesus: John the Baptist
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John’s message is still relevant today: repent and turn from sin and toward God. His example of serving God is something we should aspire to.

Bible Story Podcast
Bible Story Podcast
Ep 216 | Preparing the Way for Jesus: John the Baptist
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Ep 216 | Preparing the Way for Jesus: John the Baptist

John’s message is still relevant today: repent and turn from sin and toward God. His example of serving God is something we should aspire to.

Scripture

Matthew 3:1-6

In those days John the Baptist came to the Judean wilderness and began preaching. His message was, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.” The prophet Isaiah was speaking about John when he said, “He is a voice shouting in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord’s coming! Clear the road for him!’” John’s clothes were woven from coarse camel hair, and he wore a leather belt around his waist. For food he ate locusts and wild honey. People from Jerusalem and from all of Judea and all over the Jordan Valley went out to see and hear John. And when they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River.

Questions

  1. What does repentance mean?
  2. What was so important about Jesus that John was to prepare the way for him? 
  3. How can you be like John, a humble servant of God who prepared people for Jesus?
Prayer Requests

At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.

By Jon Drebert

A little about me: I decided to follow Jesus at a very early age while my mom made cookies and I ate cookie dough. I have an awesome family. My wife and I have three amazing kids. I serve as the Executive Director of Covenant Bay Bible Camp at Pigeon Lake, AB. Outdoor activities, music, sports, and learning are some of my favourite things to do.