Prepare the Audience

Some television shows are recorded with live audiences. TV studios don’t leave the audience reaction to chance, however. They have signs that cue the audience to when they should laugh. They’ll also have someone come out before the recording to prepare the audience for what to expect and how to act during the recording. Taking these steps gives the show a greater chance of success. On a much grander scale, Matthew claims that John the Baptist prepared people to meet Jesus and respond to the gospel.