3-22-15

GOOD NEWS IN A BAD NEWS WORLD
Mark 1:1-11

Intro: Anxious Bench

Preached this text last fall
John explains a baptism different than his own.
John’s Baptism
Jesus’ Baptism
Understand this new Baptism through His baptism
Holy Spirit a targeted missile, (Kamikaze)
Baptism creates Faith
What is the object of this faith? (What does faith believe in?)
Active obedience of Christ

Passive obedience of Christ

Anxious bench fanatic in every one of you. (Looking for answers in places other than Christ.)

We look for answers to Our sin other than Jesus
Baptism puts on Christ!
Tearing open heaven for us.

Faith takes hold of its object Christ giving you freedom from sin and guilt in Jesus active and passive obedience.
Look at the whole text, “they came confessing their sins.”
What sins do you have to confess?

Jesus baptism out of the water tore heaven open for you.

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