What Kind of King?
Royal Herald: Make way for the king! (3:1)
Mounting Hope: The King is coming! (3:2-6)
Differing Expectations: What kind of King? (3:7-12)
Divine Confirmation: Will the real King please stand up? (3:13-17)
Now what? Living between the advents.
Questions for Discussion
- Repentance was a significant part of the New Testament message (Matt. 3:1; 4:17; Acts 2:37-38; 20:21). What does repentance actually mean? What does it look like today? Why don’t we hear about it much?
- Why was John the Baptist (and later Jesus) so hard on the Pharisees and Sadducees? Do we have any of their tendencies today?
- What does the baptism of Jesus tell us about Jesus? About the Trinity? About the role of the Spirit in Jesus’ ministry?