Gospel Beginnings | Dr. Stephen Conley

Text: Mark 1:1-11

The Gospel Appeared in a Person (1:1)

  • Jesus is the Gospel message in the flesh
  • He is the promised Messiah and the Son of God

The Gospel was Announced by a Messenger (1:2-8)

  • John the Baptist was the prophesied forerunner to Jesus the Messiah.
  • John the Baptist’s role was to prepare the way for Messiah through repentance, pointing all to Him.

The Gospel was Approved by God (1:9-11)

  • In Jesus’ baptism, God the Father declared His approval of Jesus and the Gospel message He would proclaim
  • In Jesus’ baptism, He identified Himself as the One who would be our substitute and endure God’s judgment for us.