The King Begins to Take His Throne (Mark 1:9-15)Tony Felich, January 16, 2011
Part of the Exposition of The Gospel of Mark series, preached at a Morning Worship service
Here we witness the official commencement of Jesus’ public ministry where He effectively shows his willingness and worthiness to be our mediator, redeemer, and King.
I. Jesus is baptized to identify with us as our Mediator (9-10)
II. The Trinity at Jesus’ baptism and His time in the wilderness shows His worthiness to be our Redeemer (11-13)
III. King Jesus moves to take His throne publicly (14-15)
Sermon application notes
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9 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.”
12 The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13 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.
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.” (ESV)