Concordia Theological Monthly

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baptism of Jesus, john the baptist, Holy Spirit, repentance, preaching, righteousness

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Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep


While John the Baptist, in the country beyond Jordan near Bethany (or Bethabara), was performing his office of preparing the way for the Messiah by his preaching and baptizing unto repentance for the remission of sins, and while all the people, from all directions and all walks of life, came to John to hear him and receive his baptism, Jesus also came from Nazareth (Mark) out of Galilee (Matt.). Since His twelfth year nothing had been recorded of Him except that He grew up in Nazareth. Now, after eighteen years of silence and obscurity, when He was about 30 years old (Luke), He emerged into public view. He came to John to be baptized by him.


Religious Thought, Theology and Philosophy of Religion

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Acts 1:121 ff; Isaiah 42:1; Isaiah 52:13; Isaiah 53:11; Zechariah 3:8; Zechariah 6:12-13; Galatians 4:4; Psalm 40:8; John 4:34; John 5:30;

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Laity; Ministers; Scholars