We continue our ‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ series today by reading through Chapter Three of St Matthew’s Gospel.
‘Reading Matthew in Lent‘ is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Matthew’s Gospel from Ash Wednesday to Easter Monday.
The next chapter of the Gospel of Matthew tells the story of John the Baptist, who prepares the way for Messiah.
‘I baptise you with water for repentance,
but he who is coming after me is mightier than I,
whose sandals I am not worthy to carry,
He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.’
The focus of this chapter is on the preaching of John the Baptist and the Baptism of Jesus.