Luke 1

John the Baptist, prophesied of in the Old Testament, came to prepare the people of his day to see Jesus. He lived in the wilderness, ate locusts and honey, wore clothing of camel hair, and had never cut his hair because of his Nazarite vow. His appearance probably was a bit wild and defiant. However, the real defiance was internal – against a worldly system of sin, complacency, apathy, and lukewarmness – much like what we see today. He lived with boldness, conviction, obedience to God, and preached repentance of sin and the coming Messiah. Since people see what they are prepared to see, John’s job was to prepare people to see Jesus. Our calling and purpose 2000 years later is to help others see Jesus. To stand and speak out in this wicked world for people to repent and come to Jesus.


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Content for the sermon has been researched from many different sources. I make every effort to acknowledge these sources whenever possible.