The purpose of the Gospel of John is to point people to Jesus. The testimony of John the Baptist fits well into this overall purpose of the Gospel. John the Baptist’s testimony shows what it means to “meet, know, and follow Jesus.” (NIV Application Commentary). Our purpose is to point people to Christ. How are we going to point people to Christ? What are the characteristics of the person who effectively points people to Christ? Pointing people to Christ starts with our understanding our place in God’s story. John the Baptist is a perfect example of one who understood his place in telling his story.