Today’s Reading: Luke 3:1-23, Matthew 3:13-17, Matthew 4:1-11, John 1:19-34
Highlights: Today’s reading tells us about the ministry of John the baptist. (No events are recorded between Jesus in the temple at age 12 and today’s reading). John begins his work of “preparing the way of the Lord” by preaching a message of repentance and baptizing those who come to him.
Jesus comes and is baptized by John. At His baptism God gives testimony concerning Jesus “This is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased”. Jesus is then tempted in the wilderness and resists each temptation.
John is questioned by priests and Levites sent from Jerusalem. He points all men to Jesus identifying Him as the Lamb of God and Son of God.
What does John’s message of repentance (Luke 3:7-14) teach us about the kind of people God wants us to be?