Явился Иоанн, крестя в пустыне и проповедуя крещение покаяния для прощения грехов. (От Марка 1:4 Russian)
виступив був так Іван, що в пустині христив та проповідував хрищення на покаяння для прощення гріхів. (Марко 1:4 Ukrainian)
Bautizaba Juan en el desierto, y predicaba el bautismo del arrepentimiento para remisión de pecados. (Marcos 1:4 Spanish)
Almighty God, our Dear Heavenly Father ~ Thank you for this new day that dawns with bright hopes and fresh opportunities to carry out your will in our daily affairs. Give us more of your perfect wisdom as we consider the humble, bold, and effective work of John the Baptist who reminded the Jewish people of their sins and their response was baptism in water. Help us to comprehend the submissive act of obedience by our Messiah Jesus, who began His earthly ministry by being baptized in the muddy waters of the Jordan River. Help all those who scoff and make fun of water baptism, to humbly repent in obedience to the teaching and example of Christ that places penitent believers in Christ where we receive all spiritual blessings. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.
Photo: Nikolai Tkhor obeyed the gospel of Jesus Christ by repenting of sins, confessing his faith in Jesus Christ and being baptized into Christ for the forgiveness of sins. After this he had a brief but highly productive life as a Christian serving the Lord in the Nikolaev Church of Christ. His death caught us off-guard, but reminded us that we must all be ready to meet the Lord. Our work with the boys at the Boys Home was made possible because of the influence of this good man. Thank you for your constant prayers for this work in Mykolayiv, Ukraine and Magadan, Russia.