John preached what every faithful preacher preaches: Repentance for the forgiveness of sins. If this is what you hear at your church, God be praised!

BibleGateway: Mark 1:1-8

ESV Text: Mark 1:1-8


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 1

     1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; 7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 328:
O Jesus, Lamb of God Thou Art

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. O Jesus, Lamb of God, Thou art 
The Life and Comfort of my heart. 
A sinner poor I come to Thee 
And bring my many sins with me. 

2. O God, my sin indeed is great; 
I groan beneath the dreadful weight. 
Be merciful to me, I pray; 
Take guilt and punishment away. 

3. Saint John the Baptist points to Thee 
And bids me cast my sin on Thee; 
For Thou hast left Thy throne on high 
To suffer for the world and die. 

4. Help me to mend my ways, O Lord, 
And gladly to obey Thy Word. 
While here I live, abide with me; 
And when I die, take me to Thee. 


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