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The King is Here -Mark (Mark 1 Sermon)




Mark 1:1–11 (ESV)

John the Baptist Prepares the Way
1 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. 5 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. 8 I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 
The Baptism of Jesus
In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 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. 11 And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 

"Before Jesus preached a message, produced a following, or performed a miracle, He was affirmed and approved by his father!” 

Mark 1:14–15 (ESV)
Jesus Begins His Ministry
14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.

Jesus comes preaching
“Before he brought a work or a wonder, He brought a word.”

1. The time is fulfilled
Mark 1:14–15 "The time promised by God has come at last!”

2. The Kingdom of God is at hand
The Kingdom is here because the KING IS HERE!”
Matthew 20:28 (NIV) The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

How do we respond to it? How do we receive it? 
3. Repent
Matthew 4:17 (NLT) Jesus began to preach, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the Kingdom of Heaven is near.”
Deep and a fundamental shift in thinking. 

“Change your mind, change your life.”

Matthew 3:8 (NLT) Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.

4. Believe
Put faith in: Entrust. 
John 3:15 (ESV) Whoever believes in him may have eternal life.

5. The Gospel
 
“Evangélion”
Jesus didn’t just preach the gospel He is the Gospel!”

Mark 1:35–42 (ESV)
35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons. 
40 And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.” 41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” 42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.

Additional reading:
  • John The Baptist: Mt 3:1–11; Lk 3:2–16, Isa 40:3
  • Jesus Baptism: Mt 3:13–17; Lk 3:21-22
  • Temptation of Jesus: Mt 4:1–11; Lk 4:1–13
  • Jesus Calls the Disciples: Mt 4:18–22; Lk 5:2–11; Jn 1:35–42
  • Jesus drives out an unclean spirit: Lk 4:31–37
  • Jesus heals a man with leprosy: Mt 8:2–4; Lk 5:12–14

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