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  1. Voice in the Wilderness - (The Kingdom of God arrived in the ministry of Jesus, commencing with his baptism in the Jordan River by John the Baptist – Mark 1:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  2. The Forerunner - (John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah, the herald of the Good News of the Kingdom of God – Mark 1:4-8) - {PDF Copy}
  3. In Spirit and Fire - (The Spirit of God descended on Jesus, equipping him for his Messianic mission. He is the One who baptizes his followers in the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Rend the Heavens - (The Spirit of God and the voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus – Son, Messiah, and Servant of the LORD) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Servant or Caesar? - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power to achieve his messianic mission if only he acknowledged the Devil as his overlord) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Kingdom Herald - (After his baptism, the Spirit drove Jesus to the wilderness to be tested by the Devil. But he overcame and succeeded where Israel failed) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Opposition Begins - (Jesus began to proclaim the Gospel following the arrest of John, foretaste of the opposition that would plague his ministry – Mark 1:14-15) - {PDF Copy}
  8. His Authority - (He is the Son of Man foreseen by Daniel, the Messiah who has absolute authority from Yahweh over all things) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Who is this Man? - (In Mark, no one recognized who Jesus is except the demons that he exorcised. Only in his death on a Roman cross was his identity understood) - {PDF Copy}
  10. The Greater Moses - (In Matthew, Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings God’s promises to fulfillment) - {PDF Copy}
  11. His Kingdom - (Jesus proclaimed a new reality, the Kingdom of God, one that bears little resemblance to the political systems of this evil age) - {PDF Copy}
  12. First Disciples - (In Galilee, Jesus summoned four fishermen to leave their livelihoods and follow him, thus becoming his first disciples – Mark 1:16-20) - {PDF Copy}
  13. Authority over Satan - (Jesus demonstrated his authority over Satan’s domain by driving his forces out of the children of Israel – Mark 1:21-28) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Authority over Disease - (Neither social conventions nor purity regulations prevented Jesus from ministering to the physical needs of men and women – Mark 1:29-39) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Authority over Purity Codes - (The touch of Jesus cleansed a leper, and the forbidden physical contact failed to render him unclean – Mark 1:40-45) - {PDF Copy}
  16. Forgiving Sin - (Jesus healed a paralytic. By doing so, he demonstrated the authority of the Son of Man to discharge the stain of sin – Mark 2:1-12) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Mercy, not Sacrifice - (Forgiveness links the call of the tax collector to the healing of the paralytic - the Son of Man’s authority to discharge sins and restore men – Mark 2:13-17) - {PDF Copy}
  18. Lord of Sabbath - (In response to Jewish religious leaders, Jesus demonstrated that he was Lord even of the Sabbath Day - Mark 2:23-3:6) - {PDF Copy}

Light under the stars - Photo by Anthony Cantin on Unsplash
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