As the Baptist entered the scene, a general spirit of rank sinfulness had settled over Israel, especially among the spiritual leadership. What was John’s prophetic ministry to the Jewish people to help them get ready for Christ? This morning , I want us to see three important aspects of John’s message, all of which still have important instruction for us today.
The opening story to Luke’s gospel is one where the people of Israel were in a kind of “dark ages” marked by silence from the Lord. Then the Lord bursts into the nations life with a scene that sounds very much like the lords intervention with Abraham nearly 20000 Earlier. There are three important themes in this passage that Luke wants us to see: