Baptism: Why was Jesus baptized and the meaning of His baptismTemptations: Were they real and the meaning of those temptations
Mark 1:9–11,9At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:13–17 (NIV),13Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. 14But John tried to deter him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented. 16As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. 17And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.” Note the Jesus doesn’t make a big splash with His appearance. While others “big shots” (scribes and Pharisees) came from Jerusalem (the city of Zion), Jesus comes from Nazareth. If Jesus had no sins to confess (remember John’s baptism was one of repentance), why did He get baptized? What’s meaning behind this baptism?
John’s Baptism: Jesus approved of the ministry that John had begun. Jesus gave His stamp of approval to all that John had done prior to Him coming on the scene. Christian ordinance: as our example, Jesus validates baptism as a part of His ministry and a part of the kingdom process (see Matt 28:19)Matthew 28:19, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
Public: Jesus goes through a public “launching” of His ministry by being baptized. His birth was “undercover” but when the time came for Jesus to begin his public ministry, he chose this public expression. It is a public expression for us as well of what has already happened internally. Approval: With Jesus baptism, we also see the approval of Almighty God upon this public act. Note Mark’s response from the Father in v. 11. “Thou are my Son” are words used in the coronation of the Messiah reflected in Psalm 2:7 and in Isa 42:1 referencing the Servant of the Lord.
Note that Mark does not include much detail at all about the temptations of Jesus only to describe the conditions and that it took place. Details are left to Matthew (4:1-11) and Luke (4:1-13). The idea of wilderness would be familiar territory to those steeped in OT history. What else happened to Hebrews in the wilderness? Moses encountered the burning bush; Hebrews wandered for 40 years; Elijah hid from Jezebel.
Priority: Preaching was a priority for Jesus because it is the means by which the message of the kingdom is disbursed. It even had a priority over miracles/healing (see 2:5 to see how Jesus responded to the spiritual condition before the physical condition). What was the message that was preached: (1) Repent (same as what John called for) and (2) Believe – once you turn away from sin, you have to have something to latch on to. You have to have a new direction in which to travel. Disciples: Jesus knew that his time on this earth was going to be limited. That death was imminent. So in order for the ministry to go forward, Jesus selected some disciples whom he would teach to preach and proclaim the good news of the Kingdom.
Two components that are very important: Follow me: the kingdom is about doing what Jesus did. It’s about learning who Jesus is so that we can be like Him. Fishers: the kingdom is about adding more people to the kingdom.
Gospel of mark pt 1 session 02
The Gospel Of St Mark – Part 1<br />Life Enrichment University<br />St Mark Missionary Baptist Church<br />Session 02<br />Ps Darryl M. Matthews, Instructor<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />The Gospel of<br />St Mark – Part 1<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />Significant Events We’ll Examine:<br />Jesus’ Baptism<br />Jesus’ Temptation<br />Jesus Preaching<br />Jesus’ Selection of Disciples<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />The Baptism Of Jesus (1:9-11)<br />John initially refused to baptize Jesus (Matthew 3:13-17)<br />Jesus doesn’t come to John with a lot of fanfare. <br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />Meaning Of Jesus Baptism (1:9-11)<br />Jesus approved of John’s Baptism<br />Jesus approved of Baptism as a Christian ordinance<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />Meaning Of Jesus Baptism (1:9-11)<br />Baptism is a public proclamation<br />God’s approval at Baptism<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />The Temptation Of Jesus (1:12-13)<br />Jesus was tempted because <br />Satan wanted to crush the redemptive plans of God<br />Satan knew that if Jesus yielded, then Jesus would not be a credible sacrifice for sin<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />The Preaching Of Jesus (1:14-15)<br />Preaching was a priority<br />Preaching was taught to His chosen disciples<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Preparation For Public Ministry<br />The Disciples Chosen (1:16-20)<br />Two components of being a disciple:<br />“Follow me”<br />“I will make you fishers of men”<br />Gospel of St Mark Pt 1 – Lesson 02<br />
Next Week – Lesson 03<br />The Ministry of Jesus Begins(Mark 1:21-2:12)<br />