Thurs. 2-23-17 ** The Birth of John the Baptist Luke 1:57-80

The Birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1:57-80

I.   His Name is John (vs. 57-66)

     a. Who was likely with Elizabeth when John was born?  (see vs.56) ______

     _____________________________________________________________

     b. At what point of the baby’s life was he to be named? _________________

     ______________________________________________________________

     c. Were the relatives on board with the baby being named John?  __________

     ______________________________________________________________

     d. Does it make sense that the people were making signs to Zacharias

     to confirm the name of the child? __________________________________

     _____________________________________________________________

     e. As soon as Zacharias confirmed his name would be John what

     happens to him? _______________________________________________

     _____________________________________________________________

     f. Why had Zacharias been mute for the duration of Elizabeth’s

     pregnancy? ___________________________________________________

     _____________________________________________________________

           

II.  Zacharias’ Prophecy (vs. 67-79)

     a. What precedes Zacharias’ prophecy? ______________________________

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     b. Zacharias glorifies God in this passage and declares that God would

     redeem and deliver His people…(vs. 68-75) would John do this or Another?      

     ______________________________________________________________ 

     c. Does the first part of his prophecy sound like the Suffering Servant or the      

     Conquering King? ______________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

     d. Does this prophecy present something new or confirm a promise made

     long before? ___________________________________________________

     ______________________________________________________________

     e. Who is the subject of verses 76-79?  ______________________________

     f. What role was John to play? _____________________________________

 

III.  John Grows Up (vs. 80)

     a. How much detail do we have about John’s childhood? ________________   

     ______________________________________________________________

     b. What stands out as the defining characteristic of John the Baptist? _______

     ______________________________________________________________          

     c. Where was John’s ministry to take place? __________________________

     ______________________________________________________________He

IV. Application:  What does Zacharias’ prophecy reveal the priority his own son   to be? (#1 or #2) _______________________ How should this help us align ourselves under the Lordship of Christ? ________________________________ ________________________________________________________________

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