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John The Baptist

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Part of a year long series on the Life of Christ.
See more at http://www.preacherspen.org

John The Baptist

  1. 1. The Preparation for Jesus
  2. 2. The Prophecy <ul><li>A voice cries: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ In the wilderness prepare the way of the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be lifted up, and every mountain and hill be made low; the uneven ground shall become level, and the rough places a plain.” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.” </li></ul></ul>Isaiah 40.3-5, ESV
  3. 3. His Family <ul><li>The Family of a Man Speaks Volumes… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Both parents were the descendants of priestly heritage. (Luke 1.5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His parents were found righteous before the Lord. (Luke 1.6) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… walking blamelessly in the commandments…” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“… and the statues of the Lord.” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His father served in the Temple. (Luke 1.8-9) </li></ul></ul>Luke 1.5-9, 57 - 80 ESV
  4. 4. His Unknown Life <ul><li>Where did John the Baptist grow up? </li></ul><ul><li>How did Zacharias and Elisabeth raise John? </li></ul><ul><li>Did John attend school? </li></ul><ul><li>Did John attend services in the temple as his father did? </li></ul>
  5. 5. His Unusual Life <ul><li>His words were spoken with power and authority. (Luke 3.2-18) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He challenged the crowds. (Luke 3.7-9) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His words brought memories of Elijah. (John 1.21) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Some though he may have been the Prophet or the Christ. (John 1.19-21) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. His Unusual Life <ul><li>His life was lived in the desert. (Luke 3.2-18) </li></ul><ul><li>His clothes bore the mark of distinction. (Matthew 3.4) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A coat of camel’s hair. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A leather belt. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. His Unusual Life <ul><li>His food was for the poor. (Luke 3.2-18) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Locust were viable food. (Leviticus 11.22) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wild honey was readily available in the wilderness around the Jordan. (1 Samuel 14.25, 26) </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. His Purpose <ul><li>He prepared the way for Christ. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He opened a highway for Christ. (Isaiah 40.3; Matthew 3.3) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>He brought the preaching of repentance and baptism for remission of sins. (Matthew 3.6; Mark 1.4; Luke 3.3) </li></ul><ul><li>He shook up the world. ( John 1.19-36 ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Behold, the Lamb of God!” </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Purposes <ul><li>How Does the Life and Purpose of John make application to our lives? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Your Purpose <ul><li>You live differently than the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Romans 12.1-2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You live as a teller of the coming Messiah. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Our teaching of the gospel. (Romans 1:16) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>You live as a proclaimer of Christ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2 Timothy 2.24-26 </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Will you tell the world of the Messiah?
  • jazminalabaso

    Dec. 19, 2015

Part of a year long series on the Life of Christ. See more at http://www.preacherspen.org

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