Day 8: Sunday, April 12
In those days John the Baptist came into the wilderness of Judea proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” For he is the one about whom the prophet Isaiah had spoken:
“The voice of one shouting in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make his paths straight.’”
Now John wore clothing made from camel’s hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his diet consisted of locusts and wild honey. Then people from Jerusalem, as well as all Judea and all the region around the Jordan, were going out to him, and he was baptizing them in the Jordan River as they confessed their sins.
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COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS
What is the central message that John is preaching?
Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand
Skip to Day 12 to compare John’s message to the message of Jesus
The word repent means to turn around. What are some of the things God has asked you to turn from?
That we will see areas in our life where we need to turn around (repent) That around the world people will hear the news of the kingdom today as they worship God