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The Preaching of John the Baptist
Matthew 3.1-10

The road, the water, the fire and the axe. Four powerful symbols set the scene for where the story of Jesus really starts.

Think first of a police motorcade sweeping through a city street. First there appear motorcycles with flashing blue lights. People scurry to the side of the road as they approach. Everybody knows what’s happening: the king has been away a long time, and he’s come back at last. Two large black cars come by, filled with bodyguards and officials. Then the car with a flag at the front, containing the king himself. By this time the road is clear; no other cars are in sight; everyone is standing still and watching, waving flags and celebrating...

Taken from Matthew for Everyone – by Tom Wright

Publisher: SPCK - view more
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