The Beginning of the Gospel

Posted on 07 Feb 2021, Pastor: Rev Nathaniel Rademaker

Reading: Mark 1:1-8
Text: Mark 1:1

Sermon: The Beginning of the Gospel

 

Preaching of John the Baptist

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God,

just as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

Behold, I am sending My messenger [a]before You,
Who will prepare Your way;
The voice of one calling [b]out in the wilderness,
Prepare the way of the Lord,
Make His paths straight!’”

John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, [c]preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And all the country of Judea was going out to him, and all the people of Jerusalem; and they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins. John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist, and [d]his diet was locusts and wild honey. And he was [e]preaching, saying, “After me One is coming who is mightier than I, and I am not fit to bend down and untie the straps of His sandals. I baptized you [f]with water; but He will baptize you [g]with the Holy Spirit.”