Kings were often heralded with great fanfare, feasts, and parades in ancient times. Jesus was a king, but his heralding was much different. What lessons can we learn from John the Baptist within the gospel narrative?

 

John’s primary message and mission on earth was to encourage others to repentance and point them towards Jesus. In our culture today, we don’t embrace repentance in the way and means that God intends it. Repentance is more than rejecting sin, it’s an active turn towards God.

 

Matthew 3:1-6