John came to preach the word of God, he was not God but was sent from God. John was great and he said that the one that comes after him will be better than him as he will be God.
John is a bit more poetic than the previous gospels. I will do my best to properly interpret things but if I get things wrong please, as always, feel free to correct me.
The Testimony of John the Baptist
A group asks John if he is the christ, if he is a prohpet and if he is elijah, he answers no to all of those questions. They then ask who he is and he said he is just someone crying out in the wilderness. They asked why he baptizes if he is not any of those things, and he says that he is just baptizing with water, but the one who comes after him will be much better.
One thing I have learned from doing this blog is the place that John has. I grew up a Christian but never really knew how important he was. As far as I knew he was just another disciple. It's sad how poorly people are educated about their own religion.
Behold, the Lamb of God
Jesus came to be baptized by John and John "saw the spirit descend from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him"
Is this supposed to be the holy spirit coming down to hang out with Jesus for a bit?
Jesus Calls the First Disciples
John sees Jesus go by and says he is the lamb of God, his disciples hear and started following Jesus.
Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael
A couple more guys start following Jesus. Initially one of them thought that nothing good could come from Nazareth.