Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sermon Notes from Sunday 4.18.10

Off and Running
Mark 1.9-15

On Your Mark – Baptism (1.9-11)
  • God the Son accepts His mission and establishes a symbol.
  •  God the Spirit comes upon Christ for the ministry ahead.
  • God the Father expresses to Him His pleasure in Him. 

Get Set – Desert (1.12-13) 
  • At times, the desert is exactly where God wants us.
  • In the desert, there is thirst, hunger, loneliness, and weariness.
  • In the desert, temptation and danger lurk everywhere. 
  • In the desert, you are not alone.

Go – Preaching (1.14-15)
  • Jesus’ Proclamation:  the kingdom of God is at hand.
  • Gospel:  His righteousness for our forgiveness, peace, deliverance and healing through His death and resurrection.
  • Our response:  repent and trust.

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