Preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom of God from Mark Chapter 1
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This project consists of a series of sermons preached through the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark with a special emphasis on examining the text through the lens of biblical theology. In particular, this includes seeing Mark’s first chapter through the lens of redemptive history. Mark presents Jesus’ ministry as the inauguration of the kingdom of God which brings the fulfillment of salvation promises made in the Old Testament. Mark uses both explicit quotation and implicit references to numerous Old Testament texts to give the full significance of Jesus’ arrival. Specifically, Jesus brings the kingdom of God with a power that both pushes back the kingdom of Satan, as displayed in his authoritative teaching and ministry of exorcism, and invites men to enter God’s kingdom through sacrificial faith and repentance.