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Even when he was in his mother’s womb, John gave his mother a sign that Jesus was God’s own Son. When the pregnant ______________ greeted ________________, he ________________________.
After John’s birth and naming, the Gospels do not mention him until he is about 30. By then, John lived in a ________________ near the River ________________ . He spent his time in prayer, doing penance, and ________________. He wore a scratchy tunic made of _____________________ and lived on ______________ and wild ______________. John must have been very ________________. He must have seemed ________________ to the crowds who gathered in the desert to hear
him speak. No matter, he was a powerful _____________. He persuaded many, many people to turn away from sin. As a sign of their _______________, he ________________ them in the River ________________.
Although Jesus was ________________, he came to the desert and asked John to ________________ him. When Jesus came up out of the water, a voice from heaven said, “This is
my _____________________.” Shortly after that, Jesus began his ministry and John continued to preach and baptize and point his own followers to Jesus. One of the followers was a man named ________________, who together with his brother ________________, became the  rst followers of Jesus.
John died before ________________. A wicked leader named ________________ had him beheaded. When he heard of John’s death, Jesus said, “He was a burning and shining light.”
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