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Matthew 3:1: John the Baptist - Study Note
... John the Baptist. John the Baptist, Jesus said, was the greatest man ever born up to His day (Matthew 11:11). Yet, for some strange reason, John is almost ignored by modern believers. In a very real sense, he was the first Christian, the first...
Luke 7:19: Art thou he - Study Note
... Art thou he. It is generally believed that John, unjustly imprisoned by Herod, was so discouraged because Jesus had not helped him get out of prison that he was about to lose his faith. However, in view of John’s strength of faith and...
Matthew 9:9: Matthew - Study Note
... and faith. He would very likely have been a follower of John the Baptist before John told his own disciples to follow Jesus (note John 1:35-37; 3:30; Acts...
Matthew 18:17: hear the church - Study Note
... local church. In fact, they had all been baptized by John the Baptist and were John’s organized disciples until he directed them to Christ (compare John 1:35-37; Acts 1:21-22). The church that Christ would build—or at least its...
Acts 1:15: an hundred and twenty - Study Note
... (perhaps all) had already been baptized in water, either by John the Baptist or by one of the eleven (note John 1:35-37; 4:1-2), and thus were ready to baptize the three thousand new converts on the day of Pentecost (Acts...
Luke 1:17: prepared for the Lord - Study Note
... (or at least many) of Christ’s twelve disciples (see John 1:35-37; Acts...
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