January 5, 2020

SERMON SERIES: The Gospel of Mark

SERMON TITLE: Who Do You Say That I Am?


This week, Pastor David began a new sermon series entitled "The Gospel of Mark". 

  • Pastor David said that Mark didn’t begin with a birth narrative or a theological statement about Jesus. Instead, Mark went straight to his purpose of telling us who Jesus is. How would you answer the question, “Who is Jesus?”
  • Jesus’ baptism showed that “a path has been made for you to encounter the God of heaven.” Have you taken that path to be forgiven of your sin and reconciled to God?
  • What happened at Jesus’ baptism that can encourage you about your identity as a child of God?
  • What changes do you need to make in 2020 to fully embrace your identity as a beloved son or daughter of God?

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The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. As it is written in Isaiah the prophet, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way, the voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight,’” John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

 ~ Mark 1:1-11


Oh that you would rend the heavens and come down, that the mountains might quake at your presence.

~ Isaiah 64:1