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Jesus had a cousin who was pretty famous. But that cousin was all about making Jesus famous.
In today’s lesson, we’re going to learn about a guy named John. John was a special guy for a few reasons. First, he was the cousin of Jesus! That’s pretty cool! Second, he was known for wearing weird clothes and eating weird food. He did that because that’s what the prophets did in the Old testament. Prophets were chosen by God to speak to the people for him and they wore odd clothes to show that they were special. That was true for John, too. He had a special job and it was to tell people to get ready for Jesus. He told people that they needed to repent of their sins and be baptized. So, people would come to be baptized by John. John baptized a lot of people and that’s why his nickname is John the Baptist. But, once Jesus started traveling around telling people that he was God who came to save the world, people stopped going to John and just went directly to Jesus. John was okay with that because he knew his job was to make Jesus famous, not himself. We need to remember that, too. We should point people to Jesus every chance we get!