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John the Baptist (Matthew 3) | Talk

 
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John the Baptist is todays Bible hero because he showed us what Humility is.

Essential Teachers notes:
Humility means that you recognise that you are God’s servant, that God is much greater than you, and you respect great things in other people. John recognised how great Jesus was. John knew, that even though all those people came to listen to him, he wasn’t important enough to even do the job of the lowest servant and untie Jesus’ sandals.
Additional Passages: Mark 1

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The book of Matthew tells the story of John the Baptist.
“John the Baptist lived in the desert,”
Can you guess what he ate from the picture? lets check the bible to see if we are right?

(NIV 3:4) John’s clothes were made of camel’s hair, and he had a leather belt around his waist. His food was locusts and wild honey.

“His job was to prepare the people for Jesus”
How do you think people could prepare to meet Jesus? lets see what the bible tells us?

(NIV 3:5-6) People went out to him from Jerusalem and all Judea and the whole region of the Jordan. Confessing their sins, they were baptised by him in the Jordan River.

Sin separates us from God, a big part of becoming a friend of Jesus is recognising we need to be forgiven for the bad things we do. John taught the people too. The book of Mark tells us about this

(NIV Mark 1:7) this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

Can you imagine what happened when “Jesus came for baptism too”
Do you think John wanted to Baptise Jesus? do you think John said yes of no?
“John said ‘NO’ – he thought he wasn’t worthy enough”

John had a special quality called humility. Humility means that you recognise that you are God’s servant, that God is much greater than you, and you respect great things in other people.

John recognised how great Jesus was. John knew, that even though all those people came to listen to him, he wasn’t important enough to even do the job of the lowest servant and untie Jesus’ sandals.

John the Baptist is todays Bible hero because he showed us what Humility is.

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