St. Edmund's Church, Crickhowell
Encounters with Jesus -
John the Baptist
Jesus' ministry did not suddenly burst upon an unsuspecting world. Even at his birth there was a climate of expectation (the Magi, Simeon and Anna). The start of his adult ministry was heralded by a remarkable character, John the Baptist, who preached a baptism of repentance in preparation for the coming of the Lord. When Jesus came to him John pointed him out to others as the Lamb of God.
Who pointed you towards Jesus? In other words who or what caused you to start to take an interest in the Christian faith? Family, friends, anyone or anything else? Share your experiences.
Although they were related through their mothers and also aware
of one another's ministry, there is only one recorded encounter between Jesus
and John the Baptist.
Read Mark 1:1 - 10.
Now have a look at the order of service for baptism that we use at St. Edmund's.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he
is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
[2 Corinthians 5:17]
Praise God for repentance, forgiveness and new beginnings.
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