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.
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.
- What does repentance mean?
- What was so important about Jesus that John was to prepare the way for him?
- How can you be like John, a humble servant of God who prepared people for Jesus?
At the end of your discussion, go around the group and ask for prayer requests.