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For today’s installment of our Advent Meditation series, our brother Bruce Franson provides commentary on Mk 1:1-8. Take a listen or click here to download.


The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,””

John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Mk 1:1-8
Bruce Franson
Bruce is a lifelong committed brother who works at Servant Systems where he helps create software for franchising businesses whose profits help support The Servants of the Word. Bruce is Lutheran and serves as an elder in his local congregation. He hails from Midland, Michigan. Bruce is featured in the article, Call 1-800-BRUCE from the Easter 2013 issue of the SW newsletter.
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