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A Memorable Introduction to the Greatest Ministry the World Has Ever Seen (Mark 1:1-8)

Tony FelichTony Felich, January 9, 2011
Part of the Exposition of The Gospel of Mark series, preached at a Morning Worship service


The culmination of thousands of years of prophecy crystallized with an epic introduction from a throwback prophet pointing to Jesus Christ- who goes on to conduct the greatest ministry the world has ever seen.

I. Thousands of years of prophecy crystallize in the person of John and his announcement (1-4a,6)

II. The Gospel message has always been the same (4a-5)

III. All ministries today should feature The Greatest Ministry (7-8)

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Mark 1:1-8

1:1 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. 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.” (ESV)

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