New Testament Bible Lesson Two: The Birth of John the Baptist

As we study about the birth of John the Baptist as the forerunner of Christ we need to focus on several remarkable circumstances. His birth to the aged Zacharias and Elizabeth was announced by the angel Gabriel. Although Zacharias was righteous before God he could not believe the message and was dumb until the child was born and named John, which means ‘the Lord is gracious”. As the Lord sent John to prepare the way for the coming of the Saviour, so the Lord needs to prepare our hearts so that Christ may become our Saviour.

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