Luke 3:1-14

John the Baptist’s ministry in the wilderness. He admonishes Israel to repent for the Kingdom of God is at hand. He quotes the prophecy of Isaiah which calls him “…the voice of one crying in the wilderness.”

Luke 1:57-80

Zacharias’ blessing of his son, John the Baptist after his voice was restored at the baby’s circumcision. An examination of the Messianic prophecies Zacharias quotes in this blessing. A brief look at the name of Jesus – Dayspring – and the significance of this word, also translated “east” in Messianic prophecy.