Matthew 3:1 (Listen)
John the Baptist Prepares the Way
3:1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,
Matthew 3:2 (Listen)
2 “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”1
Matthew 3:8 (Listen)
8 Bear fruit in keeping with repentance.
Hymn: TLH 351, st. 1,2: Love Divine, all Love Excelling
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1. Love Divine, all love excelling,
Joy of heaven, to earth come down,
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling,
All Thy faithful mercies crown.
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation,
Enter every trembling heart.
2. Breathe, oh, breathe Thy loving Spirit
Into every troubled breast;
Let us all in Thee inherit,
Let us find the promised rest.
Take away the love of sinning;
Alpha and Omega be;
End of faith as its beginning,
Set our hearts at liberty.