Friday, May 3, 2013

Matthew 3:1-6

Matthew 3:1-6

John the Baptist

Preached in the wilderness of Judea

Message: "repent, the kingdom of heaven is at hand"

He was spoken of by Isaiah:
Isaiah's description: the voice of the one crying in the wilderness
His job was to prepare the way for The Lord and make His paths straight.

Dressed in camels hair with a leather belt around his waist

Ate locusts and wild honey

People from Jerusalem, Judea, and all around Jordan came out to him:

Those people came, were baptized by John in the Jordan river, confessed their sins

John preached "repent" and that's what people came out to do. To confess and be baptized

Israel had been in a wilderness for awhile waiting for their King to come. In coming out of it part of the prep work included confessing and repenting.

Application: bring my sins before The Lord, repent and confess. Confess what I have done and turn from it. Help prepare the way for The Lord. Be His voice.

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