The Beginning of Jesus’ Ministry (Mark 1:1-20)

The Beginning of Jesus' Ministry (Mark 1:1-20)

Mark 1:1-20

I. John the Immerser prepared people for Jesus (Mark 1:1-8)

    A. The prophets foretold of John’s work (Mark 1:2-3; cf. Malachi 3:1; Isaiah 40:3)
    B. John’s work included confession, repentance, and baptism (Mark 1:4-5)
    C. John’s humility seen in his attire, diet, and attitude (Mark 1:6-8)

II. Jesus faced ups and downs as He prepared Himself (Mark 1:9-13)

    A. His baptism (Mark 1:9-11)
    B. His temptations (Mark 1:12-13; cf. Hebrews 4:15)

III. Jesus did not attempt to do it alone (Mark 1:14-20)

    A. Jesus’ message (Mark 1:14-15)
    B. Jesus’ fishers of men (Mark 1:16-20)

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