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    John the Baptist seeing Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he told them, “Do not presume to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father,’ for I tell you, God is able from these stones to raise up children for Abraham” (Matt. 3:9). John the Baptist rebuking the Pharisees and Sadducees for boasting about their heritage. No one goes to heaven because of their association with a nation, their heritage or their traditions. Jesus came to save individuals not a community. Individual trust in Christ is what takes a person to heaven. In His discourse on the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Scribes and Pharisees were the zealous religious people of Jesus time. Nobody at that time thought they can exceed the righteous acts of the scribes and Pharisees. Jesus was asking, scribes and Pharisees will not inherit the Kingdom with all their righteous acts then, how can you? Isaiah 64:6 states, “We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment.” All the righteous deeds of men are filthy rags in front of God. Believing in the finished work of the cross is the only deed that can take anybody to heaven.…

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    John the Baptist was the son of Zechariah, the priest, and his wife, Elizabeth. To begin with, Zechariah and Elizabeth were both rather old to even consider the possibility of conceiving a child. With this in mind, Zechariah could not believe what the angel Gabriel told him while he was doing priestly services in the Holy Place at Jerusalem. The angel said, "Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.”…

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    John the Baptist: Although John the Baptist’s birthdate is not known, we know from scripture that he was born in Jerusalem to Zechariah (a priest) and Elizabeth. He is a relative of Jesus Christ through his mother’s family line and was about six months older than Jesus. John the Baptist was a preacher in the wilderness and the last prophet in the New Testament. While living in the wilderness (desert), John’s diet consisted of locusts with honey. He is mentioned in the Book of John, 1 and 2…

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    In the begging of chapter three in the Gospel according to Luke the message of John the Baptist is presented. In the first fourteen verses of this chapter, the author tells the story of John the Baptist and what he is intending to do with his ministry. Many come to him to be baptized and with every type of person, John has a message. This message is still appropriate to us in this day and age. He calls us all to “Prepare the way for the Lord”! Before this passage can be analyzed it is imperative…

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    John the Baptist was Jesus’ cousin who preached repentance in the Judean desert and baptized those who confessed their sins in the Jordan River (Elwell and Yarbrough 109). He had a special call on his life “to bear witness about the light” (English Standard Version, John 1.8) of Jesus (Foster 65) and is recorded in all four of the Gospels of the New Testament. John’s entire ministry is a perfect example of the faithful servitude Christ calls each believer’s life to illustrate. The Gospel of…

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    John the Baptist is a standout amongst the most particular characters in the New Testament. He had a bizarre pizazz for design, wearing wild-looking garments made of camel's hair and a calfskin belt around his midsection. He lived in the left wild, ate beetle and wild nectar and lectured an abnormal message. John the Baptist knew his fundamental purpose for existing. He unmistakably comprehended that God had separated him for a reason. Through God's bearing, John the Baptist tested the general…

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    John The Baptist

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    Today we recall the Passion of John the Baptist. Mark chronicles John’s arrest, imprisonment and death. It is a horrific story and it mirrors the atrocities that we human being continually perpetrate on one another. John’s crime was the bluntly told Herod that is was not lawful for him to marry Herodias, his brother’s wife! When Herodias heard this, she harbored a grudge against John and she was determined to have him killed! However, she did not have the authority or means to do so!…

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    St. John The Baptist

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    At the time of his death, St. John the Baptist was guaranteed to be a saint. He was killed for his faith, and is regarded as a prophet in three religions. He is related to Jesus, and baptized him in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and bore witness to the onset of Jesus accepting his mission (www.Marypages.com). John the baptist died a martyr, the first martyr of the new testament. He was beheaded at the hands of King Herod, for practicing his faith. John the baptist…

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    Jesus is the man who saved us from our sins by dying on the cross and suffering the many temptations that he encountered. Who is Jesus according to the Gospel of Mark? In the beginning of chapter one of the Gospel of Mark he introduces John the Baptist and all his works. Thereafter, as the chapter progresses Mark starts to talk about how Jesus and John the Baptist encountered each other. The chapter first talks about how John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus. Then it starts to talk about…

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    Who is John? What was his purpose on earth? How did he come to know Jesus? John is known as John the Baptist and is related to Jesus through Jesus and his mother. John was born on earth for a purpose and his purpose was to help bring those people who does not know about God, come to know him. Not only that, but also John was to help prepare the people and be ready for God when he return to earth. John and Jesus both were born on earth for a reason and had a mission to do on earth to help spread…

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