From Pastor Perry

10/30/2019 Luke 3:1-6

Luke 3:1–6 (ESV)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

In 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, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah in the wilderness. And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet,

“The voice of one crying in the wilderness:

‘Prepare the way of the Lord,

make his paths straight.

Every valley shall be filled,

and every mountain and hill shall be made low,

and the crooked shall become straight,

and the rough places shall become level ways,

and all flesh shall see the salvation of God.’ ”


Some have questioned whether Paul’s baptism is better than John’s.  They will point to the coming of the Holy Spirit at  Pentecost as the game-changer.  They have a point, but I want to get to the heart of John’s Baptism.  John states in verse 3: And he went into all the region around the Jordan, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.”  We see the heart of John’s Baptism is repentance for the forgiveness of sins.  I remember what one of my professors, Dr. Scaer, had stated.  Everywhere you see Jesus, you also see the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit was present at John’s Baptism because the heart of his Baptism was the forgiveness of sins.


I pray: O Lord, help us to never forget our baptism and that we are still living in our baptism.  Our sins have been washed away.  Amen.

Write a new comment: (Click here)
Characters left: 160
DONE Sending...
See all comments

| Reply

Latest comments

10.03 | 12:32

"Depart in Peace" What a blessing when the world is so chaotic! Followers of Christ can find their peace in Him.

09.10 | 11:35

I really love v.13 in this passage. It is both encouraging and comforting.

24.01 | 10:13

we are not coming tonight and we coming tomorrow bible study well you do Phillip a favorite look for my ESV BIBLE FOR ME Please pretty Please my Dear My Bros

13.12 | 15:29

HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

You liked this page