John The Baptist

By Robert Lewis

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NAMED BY GOD 

Luke 1:13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

 

Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.

 

John 1:6There was a man sent from God, whose name [was] John.

 

Matthew 3:1 In those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

 

LAST OF OT PROPHETS 

Matthew 11:12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the vio­lent take it by force.

 

BAPTIZED JESUS

Matthew 3:13 Then cometh Jesus from Gali­lee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

CAME TO BEAR WITNESS TO JESUS CHRIST

John 1:15John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is pre­ferred before me: for he was before me.

BAPTIZED ALL OF THE APOSTLES

Acts 1:22 Beginning from the baptism of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.

COMMENDED BY JESUS HIMSELF

Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

AUTHORIZED BY GOD TO BAPTIZE

Matthew 21:25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

WAS A JUST AND HOLY MAN

Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.

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