RE: The ministry of John the Baptist (identity of Jesus C)


The ministry of John the Baptist 

Matthew 3:1-17

1 At that time John the Baptist came to the desert of Judea and started preaching. 2 “Turn away from your sins,” he said, “because the Kingdom of heaven is near!”

3 John was the man the prophet Isaiah was talking about when he said:

“Someone is shouting in the desert,
'Prepare a road for the Lord;
make a straight path for him to travel!' ”

4 John's clothes were made of camel's hair; he wore a leather belt round his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.

5 People came to him from Jerusalem, from the whole province of Judea, and from all the near the River Jordan. 6 They confessed their sins, and he baptized them in the Jordan.

7 When John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to him to be baptized, he saidto them, “You snakes — who told you that you could escape from the punishment God is about to send?



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