In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar—when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene—
during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John son of Zechariah in the wilderness.
He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet:
“A voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.
Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill made low. The crooked roads shall become straight, the rough ways smooth.
Summary: Luke shares with us what a Christ centered post-baptismal life involves: 1. A life of intimate prayer 2. A life empowered and led by the Holy Spirit 3. A life that reveals in its true identity and mission as a child of God
Summary: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be made low, and the crooked shall become straight, and the rough places shall become level ways, and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.” (Luke 3:4-6)
Summary: And on the way home Jana said, with great satisfaction "I had the main part in the play!" "You did?"wondering why she thought that. "Yes," she said, "'cause I showed everybody how to find Jesus!" Wouldn't that be a wonderful way to be remembered.
Summary: OVER THE CENTURIES A QUESTION THAT IS CONTINUALLY ASKED IN CHURCH LIFE IS “WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT OUR SIN?” WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR AN EASY ANSWER TO DEAL WITH THIS DIFFICULT QUESTION, WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE ANSWER AND IT IS DIFFICULT.
Summary: The sermon is based upon John as the one who is fore-runner or the one who goes before the people. The one who goes before prepares the people, goes for a purpose, and goes before with a message. So we are one of those who go before the people as was John
Summary: This year, Christmas will fall on Sunday. This year people will be faced with a decision of whether Sunday worship will be a matter of "convenience" or "cost." What can we learn form the ministry of John the Baptist that will help us to make the right dec
Summary: John the Baptist was instrumental in preparing the way for the Lord’s visitation. To experience God’s visitation, there must be adequate preparation. But How? For God’s visitation We must lose...
Summary: 1 of 2. John the Baptist was instrumental in preparing the way for the Lord’s visitation. God’s visitation received adequate preparation. How has God’s visitation received adequate preparation? For God’s visitation We must lose the...