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Good News of the Coming King

Good News of the Coming King

Sep 01, 2019

Passage: Mark 1:1-13

Preacher: Joe Nasvytis

Category: Holiness

Detail:

TODAY’S KEY SERMON & SCRIPTURE NOTES 

1. We need to ____________ Jesus as the Almighty, Divine King Who came to establish God’s rule on earth through the ___________ .

The beginning of the gospel about Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Mark 1:1)

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Is. 52:7)

And [Jesus] asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” (Mk. 8:29)

And a cloud overshadowed them, and a voice came out of the cloud, “This is my beloved Son; listen to him.” (Mk. 9:7)

Men will have to give account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. (Matt. 12:36)

I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way"--"a voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' " And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. (Mark 1:2-4)

A voice of one calling: "In the desert prepare the way for the LORD; make straight in the wilderness a highway for our God. And the glory of the LORD will be revealed, and all mankind together will see it. For the mouth of the LORD has spoken." (Is. 40:3, 5)

All peoples, nations and men of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed. (Dan. 7:14)

a. We recognize Jesus as the coming King by giving Him ________ and __________ .

b. We recognize Jesus as King by daily ____________ on Him to ___________ our sins.

And so John came, baptizing in the desert region and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River. John wore clothing made of camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey. (Mark 1:4-6)

We have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under sin. As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one." (Rom. 3:9-12)

c. We recognize Jesus as King by fully ___________ to Him.

And this was [John’s] message: "After me will come one more powerful than I, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. I baptize you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” (Mark 1:7-8)

Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say? (Lk. 6:46)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8)

2. The King makes us ___________ as God’s children through His Spirit.

At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." (Mark 1:9-11)

For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, "Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. (Rom. 8:15-16)

3. Since God’s our Father through Christ, God’s committed to our growth as His children.

At once the Spirit sent him out into the desert, and he was in the desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him. (Mark 1:12-13)

“Therefore, I am now going to allure her; I will lead her into the desert and speak tenderly to her. From there I will give back her vineyards to her and turn the "Valley of Trouble" into an "Opportunity for Hope." There she will sing as she did when she was young, when she came up from the land of Egypt. (Hos. 2:14–15)

I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together…See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland…I provide water in the desert and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise. (Is. 41:18–19; Is 43:19–21)

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead (Phil. 3:10-11)