John The Baptist Rhetorical Analysis

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Matthew 3:1-3 ~ ESV
"In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea. "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness: 'Prepare the way for The Lord; make His paths straight.'"

In this season, it can be easy to be distracted by all the things that must be done before Christmas. Still, in all the busyness and running around, one of the very best things we can do is to be still to hear what God is trying to say in our hearts.
Recently I read a quote that says: "Prior preparation prevents poor performance." One of the reasons John the Baptist was sent was to help make preparations for the Messiah. But John
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