John is preaching in the wilderness and baptizing people in the Jordan River. All are called to repent, the religious leaders get blasted and Herod’s wife isn’t pleased with John’s ministry. Why is Jesus baptized? What is the baptism with fire? And why does Luke go further than Matthew in Jesus’ genealogy? Erick and Daniel discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Jesus is born, and His birth is proclaimed to shepherds which includes good news for all of us. An older man and woman praise God as Jesus is presented at the temple. We find that looking at Christ is the only way to “see your salvation”, that Jesus grows up in ways all humans do and the parents of the savior of the world can lose track of a child like anyone else. Dan and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
Daniel and Erick continue in Luke with the birth of John. Why is the naming of John a big deal? Zachariah finally speaks and there is much to discuss in what he says. What is significant about John going out to the wilderness? Jesus is born in Bethlehem, symbolizing something pretty awesome. Have a listen!
Gabriel appears to Mary with the shocking announcement that she is to be the mother of the Son of God. How should we view Mary? Have some gone too far while others don’t go far enough? Mary visits Elizabeth and John rejoices while in the womb. What does this tell us about infant faith? Daniel and Erick discuss all this and more. Have a listen!