“John the Baptist”: A Voice in the Wilderness

John is born miraculously to Zechariah and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a relative of Mary the mother of Jesus, making John and Jesus relatives as well. John grows up in the desert, wears clothes of camel's hair and a leather belt, and eats locusts and honey. He preaches repentance and baptizes those who confess their sins in the Jordan … Continue reading “John the Baptist”: A Voice in the Wilderness

“David”: A Man after God’s Heart

David is a boy tending sheep when Samuel anoints him to be king over Israel. He is brought to the palace to soothe King Saul by playing the harp and becomes a commander in the army after killing Goliath. Saul, afraid and jealous of David's success, begins trying to kill him. David flees and lives … Continue reading “David”: A Man after God’s Heart

“Moses”: A Prophet Like Jesus

Moses is born while the Israelites are oppressed and enslaved in Egypt. They are numerous so Pharaoh puts them to forced labor and orders them to kill their baby boys. Moses' mother has compassion on him and sets him in a basket among the reeds on the bank of the Nile River. Pharaoh's daughter, a … Continue reading “Moses”: A Prophet Like Jesus