Watch part one of the re·MARK·a·ble sermon here:
Mark is Gospel of “Action”. – “The Gospel of A man on a mission sent by a God on the move.”
Author Mark – who was the cousin of Barnabas who was the associate of Paul and Peter. – 16 chapters written in ROME/ Eye witness accounts.
Mark acquired a nickname: Colobodactylus, …— “stubby fingers.”
Key word of Mark – “Immediately”
“Immediately”–at least six time in first chapter alone.
“Immediately They left their nets and followed him”.
“Immediately” he was sent into the desert.
“Immediately he was healed.”
“The Gospel of Mark is the “white water trip of the New Testament” – Dan Hutchinson
Key verse – For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
A re-MARK-able outline:
1. The Gospel Of Cold Water In Your Face. – It’s time to wake up
Mark 1:8 – I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.
2. The Gospel Of Great Preparation.
The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God, 2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
“I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way” 3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness, ‘Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.’
“He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, 10 to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ.
11 In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” – Ephesians 1:9-12
Sometimes we lose the message in the message –illus
Letter from a college student to his dad.
3. The Gospel Requires A Response.
After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. 15 “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” – Mark 1:14-15
The world has never been moved by the mildly interested – Winkey Prantney
Some want to live within the sound
Of church or chapel bell
I want to run a rescue shop
Within a yard of hell-C.T. Studd
Walk with God long enough….and some of your questions marks will be turned into exclamation points!
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