May 03, 2020 AM
Dr. Michael Catt - 1960
#1 in series
SERVANT KING: The Beginning of the Gospel
Most scholars believe Mark was saved through the ministry of Simon Peter. He’s the one who traveled with Paul and Barnabas on their first missionary journey.
I. THE INTRODUCTION
When you study the Gospels, you see one Lord but many witnesses. These are, if you will, four reporters covering the same story.
The Gospels give us four perspectives and a clear picture of the earthly ministry of Christ. They were written by eyewitnesses or while many eyewitnesses were alive. If there were errors, they would have been pointed out.
II. THE DECLARATION
A) Meet John the Baptist (1:1-8)
He’s the prophesied forerunner. Kings in that time often sent a forerunner to prepare the way, to ensure roads were ready, to make an announcement.
B) The Message of John
“This did not mean that John’s baptism was unauthorized, or that water baptism would one day be replaced by Spirit baptism. Rather, John’s message and baptism were preparation so that the people would be ready to meet and trust the Messiah, Jesus Christ.” – Warren Wiersbe
III. THE CHRIST
Jesus insisted on this baptism. Why? It was an act of…
IV. THE TEMPTATION
Satan has a predictable strategy that he’s used since the Garden of Eden:
• The lust of the flesh (Matthew 4:3, 4)
• The lust of the eyes (Matthew 4:5-7)
• The pride of life (Matthew 4:8-10)
V. THE MINISTRY OF MESSIAH
A. His Message
B. His Initial Ministry
He ministered to all kinds of people.
He ministered in all kinds of places.
He ministered through people that might surprise us.
“When we fish for fish, we take them out of a beautiful life into death, but when we fish for men we take them out of death into a beautiful life.” – Adrian Rogers
C. The Miracles of the Messiah
D. Messiah’s Strength