Luke 7:24-35



Text: Luke 7:24-35

Theme: The purpose and function of the ministry of John the Baptist.


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The Ministry of John the Baptist – the forerunner of Christ


Matt 9:14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

You might say, while one would feast the other would fast


What is the primary ministry of a prophet?


Let us look at several key passages to understand the ministry of John the Baptist.


Luke 7:25-34




Isaiah 40:1-5




Luke 3:4-6




Matt 17:11



Malachi 4:5, 6


Consider a study of John the Baptist…

Some of the key passages: Luke 7:24-35; Isa 40:1-5; Mal 4:5, 6; Luke 1:13-17, 76-80; 3:1-6; Matt 3

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When was Christ born according to the scriptures? We may first need to conclude when He was conceived.


The exact day and month of the birth of Christ are not crucial to Christianity, but let’s see what clues or evidences we can uncover


What information can you think of that would help us determine about when Christ was born?


The course of Zacharias

The time of conception of Elizabeth

When were they to be taxed?

When were shepherds watching sheep in the fields?

When were Passover lambs born?

When was Tiberius Caesar reigning (Luke 3:1 mentions the 15th yr of his reign)?

What about Caesar Augustus and Herod? When did they rule and when did they die?