Scott Worthington

The Baptism of Jesus

The Gospel of Mark
May 15, 2022

In this message Pastor Scott continues our study through the Gospel of Mark. Have you ever wondered why Jesus was baptized? That is what we explore in this sermon!

Sermon Notes

THE GOSPEL OF MARK


THE BAPTISM OF JESUS More facts about Mark:


• This book is one of 4 “gospels”


• This book was written to Gentiles following Jesus in Rome. 


• This book is the shortest of the four gospels.


• This book was written in a culture that was hostile toward followers of Jesus.


 


In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 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. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”


MARK 1:9-11


• 3 powerful verses


• 1 glorious theological truth


• 3 significant events


• 1 challenging question


MY GOAL TODAY: That you and I would have a higher view of the one true God and a clearer view of ourselves…and live in light of that reality


 



“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”. – A.W. Tozer



 


“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 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. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”  Mark 1:9-11


There is one God who eternally exists as three distinct Persons — the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


 


“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.” Deuteronomy 6:4


 



“God eternally exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and each person is fully God, and there is one God” – Wayne Grudem



 


“For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father.” Ephesians 2:18


“Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”” Galatians 4:6


 


“Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:33-34


THE SON’S APPEARANCE (V.9)  


“In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.


 


“The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29


 


“Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptized by him. John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he consented.


Matthew 3:13-15


Jesus was baptized to identify with the sinners he came to save


THE SPIRIT’S ANNOINTING (V.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.


 


“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:1-2


THE FATHER’S APPROVAL (V.11)


And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” 


 


“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21


MY GOAL TODAY:


That you and I would have a higher view of the God and a clearer view of ourselves…and live in light of what’s true.


 


Will you agree with God today?


 



“God is triune; there are within the Godhead three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit; and the work of salvation is one in which all three act together, the Father purposing redemption, the Son securing it and the Spirit applying it.” J.I. Packer


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