The Preacher: John the Baptist
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The Preacher: John the Baptist

From Series: The Pastor's Study, Volume 2

Luke 3:1  (ID: 2154)

While John the Baptist was not a refined or distinguished preacher, Scripture tells us that he had received the Word of the Lord. His character and preaching were marked by integrity and humility: He pointed people away from himself and toward Christ. As Alistair Begg explains, this is what made him so significant in preparing the way for Jesus. Like John, those who preach the Gospel on a regular basis must remember that they, too, are only servants through whom God brings people to belief.

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.