Matthew 3:5-12 (Week 12)
John the Baptist’s message was “repent, for the kingdom if heaven has come near.” When the Pharisees and Sadducees came to the Jordan River, John had a message for them...a message that is very relevant for all of us today.
He told them of the need for repentance and said: Produce fruit in keeping with repentance, and your heritage (as sons of Abraham) is neither necessary nor sufficient for your salvation.
The call to repentance is either an invitation to kingdom life or a warning of coming judgement: there is no third choice.
Matthew 3:1-4 (Week 11)
John the Baptist enters our study of the Gospel of Matthew as we begin Chapter 3. John's Message, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near," is just as relevant now as it was in Matthew 3:1-4.