JOHN THE BAPTIST PREPARES THE WAY
1. What job was John sent to do? How did he go about it?
2: What is it about "prophets" that make them so naturally unlikeable?
3. What was it that was so intense about John's call to water baptism in the Jordan as a sign of internal repentance of sin and self-reliance that would have caused his hearers to hesitate or walk away?
4. We said the EVERYONE - whether Jerusalem Jews or Blue State Bostonians or Red State Texans or Seven Mile Road Christians - hesitates to "come to the waters of baptism" because we are convinced that we are pretty much ok as we are. What are you most tempted to look at in your own life and say, "Yeah, I'm all set."
5. What are some costs that you have endured to come to Christ and His cross?