Elijah and John the Baptist
We may be familiar with the Gospel accounts of John the Baptist being introduced as fulfilling prophecy; “This is he who was spoken of through the prophet Isaiah. A voice of one calling in the desert, Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths form him.” (Matthew 3:3)
Malachi 4: 5 also prophecies about the coming of the Lord, but speaks of the prophet Elijah being sent “before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.”
The Old Testament and the New Testament are closely linked; the people of Jesus’ time are aware of the prophecies contained in their scriptures and in relaxed and friendly few days at Purley Revd Christine Bank will lead an exploration of Elijah and John the Baptist, hopefully unpicking something of their lives and their shared role in introducing the Lord’s own ministry to the people.
Christine Bank was ordained in 2008 but has always been an active member of the church. She is mainly based in Keighley church where her passion for spirituality and working with children really shows.