Powered by 4 - May 7, 2014


Unconventional

today's reading.
Matthew 3:1-12; Mark 1:1-8; Luke 3:1-20   

the blog.
Yesterday we learned about John the Baptist from Luke 3:1-20. Today we're adding two parallel passages in Matthew and Mark that give us a little more information about John and his role of proclaiming Jesus. 

John was definitely not the norm. What I noticed in these two new passages was the description of what he wore and ate. I tried to visualize John in my mind in contrast to the people coming out to hear him, and especially the "proper" Jewish leaders. It was quite the picture and that's before he speaks. 

So what warnings or cautions did John express to those coming to where he was baptizing, and how do they apply to our world today? Tami

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