January 12, 2020

SERMON SERIES: The Gospel of Mark

SERMON TITLE: Jesus: The Call (Mark 1:12–45)


This week, Pastor David continued the sermon series from the Gospel of Mark. 

  • Pastor David shared that intimacy with Jesus doesn’t mean immunity from Satan’s temptations. How have you found that to be true in your life?
  • Our hope is in the One who withstood the temptations of Satan. How do you recognize and fight the temptations (testings) of Satan?
  • The baptism and temptation narratives orient us to the scene in Mark 1:14-15. Jesus came preaching a message of saving faith, which involved both repentance and belief. Is there anything in your life that you have not completely repented from? Will you do that today? 

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The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him. ~ Mark 1:12–13


“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors…”

~ C.S. Lewis, The Screwtape Letters


Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

~ Mark 1:14–15