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Notes from Matthew 3, Mark 1, and Luke 3

I found it very helpful to collect my thoughts and notes about John 1 last week so I figured I would try it again. This week's chapters focus on John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus as recorded in the other three gospels.

John's Mission as a Forerunner * All four gospels quote Isaiah 40 in regards to John -- that he was the prophecied one who was to be the voice crying in the wilderness:

3 The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the desert a highway for our God.
4 Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill shall be made low: and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough places plain:
5 And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.
I have tended in the past to just figure that meant that John was to prepare a way for Christ, which is true, but what about that part about exalting valleys and hills being made low?  I foun…

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