Truly I tell you, among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet whoever is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. Matthew 11:11
Who was this greatest man born of women? It seems with a recommendation like this from the Lord Jesus, we should be pretty interested to know as much as we can about this man that Jesus lauds as any of the Old Testament saints or New Testament Apostles.
1. John the Baptist’s background.
Heritage (Luke 1)
2. John the Baptist’s character in light of Jesus’ praise.
Prophet (Mark 11:29-33)
Fearless (Luke 3:19)
Faithful (John 3)
3. How can those who are least be greater than John the Baptist?