Notes: July 21, 2009

“John, who are you?”

We know nothing of his childhood or his teen years or his early adult life. We know of his birth, but nothing more until he appears suddenly in the wilderness preaching repentance. His behavior and message and popularity were puzzling to Judaism’s religious leaders. They wanted answers.

John 1:19-34

I am not the Messiah.

  • I am not Elijah?
  • I am not that prophet (mentioned in Deuteronomy 18).
  • I am a voice; no, I am THE voice Isaiah foretold.
  • I baptize with water; but someone much greater than I is coming.
  • I am not worthy to untie his shoes.
  • Jesus is the Lamb of God.
  • Jesus is the One I was telling you about.
  • Jesus is the One God told me to look for.
  • Jesus is the One anointed by God.
  • Jesus is the Son of God