DECEMBER 13, 2015 // Last week’s teaching looked at who John the Baptist was as a person, and this week’s explores his message: in order to prepare yourself to receive the Messiah, you need to get yourself right with God. You need to look at your life, correct the things you do that offend God, and start living a life that honors God. John is not asking for huge change. Instead, do what you know is right, and if you don’t, the consequences are grave. If you do, the rewards are incredible. What do we need to do to get our act together in order to make us ready for Christ’s second coming? Luke 3:7-8.