Family Connections

Read: Luke 3:23-38 Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph. — Luke 3:23 We value stories. They are the primary vehicles for explaining who we are. All good stories include the names of the...

Play Your Role

Read: Luke 3:19-22 Herod . . . locked John up in prison. When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. — Luke 3:20-21 Sitting in prison, John likely thought back to all the people he baptized in the Jordan River. Most important, he would have...

Follow The Crowd?

Read: Luke 3:10-15 The people were waiting expectantly and were all wondering in their hearts if John might possibly be the Messiah. — Luke 3:15 It makes sense that people were wondering whether John was the Messiah, the promised deliverer of God’s people. John...

The Guide We Need

Read: Luke 3:4-9 John doesn’t seem to be the kind of person you’d like to share a table with in a coffee shop. He seems more like a cranky hermit who shouts at children to keep out of his yard. What made him so wild and untamed? John was born with a job to do—calling...

Real Power

Read: Luke 3:1-3 The word of God came to John . . . . He went into all the country around the Jordan, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. — Luke 3:2-3 In today’s verses, Luke mentions seven people who were in power at the time John began his...