"The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire."
Ministry of John the Baptist
3 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the desert of Judea announcing, 2 “ Change your hearts and lives! Here comes the kingdom of heaven! ” 3 He was the one of whom Isaiah the prophet spoke when he said:
4 John wore clothes made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey.
5 People from Jerusalem, throughout Judea, and all around the Jordan River came to him. 6 As they confessed their sins, he baptized them in the Jordan River. 7 Many Pharisees and Sadducees came to be baptized by John. He said to them, “ You children of snakes! Who warned you to escape from the angry judgment that is coming soon? 8 Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives. 9 And don’t even think about saying to yourselves, Abraham is our father. I tell you that God is able to raise up Abraham’s children from these stones. 10 The ax is already at the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be chopped down and tossed into the fire. 11 I baptize with water those of you who have changed your hearts and lives. The one who is coming after me is stronger than I am. I’m not worthy to carry his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire. 12 The shovel he uses to sift the wheat from the husks is in his hands. He will clean out his threshing area and bring the wheat into his barn. But he will burn the husks with a fire that can’t be put out. ”
Booker T. Washington
Booker T. Washington was born a slave in Virginia. After the Civil War and emancipation, he began work at
the age of 9 in salt furnaces and coal mines. Because of his great desire for a good education, he eventually
went to Hampton Institute, working his way through, and later went on to Wayland Seminary. He became a
teacher, and in 1881 he became the first leader of the new Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, a position he
held until his death. Washington was first noticed as a political spokesman for his Atlanta Address of 1895.
As time went on, Washington became a recognized leader in the African American community, as well as an
educator, public speaker and author. He spent the majority of his life working to improve educational
opportunities for African Americans and promoting friendship between the races.
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