The Third Sunday in Advent

John the Baptist Speaks Out

Luke 3: 7 - 18

John the Baptist, the son of Zechariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth, lived
out his father's predictions by preparing the people to listen to Jesus.

John baptized and preached by the River Jordan, showing people the sinfulness of their ways, telling them that Jesus would follow him to save the people from their sins.

1. What is the first thing John told the people to do?
[John told them to share their clothes and food with poor and hungry people.]

2. What does John say about Jesus, "the one who is coming after him"?
[John says, "I am not good enough to untie his sandals."]

3. How will Jesus baptize the people?
[Jesus will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire.]


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