In Mark 1:21-45 we see that Jesus is the Powerful, Popular, Prayed-up, Pitying Preacher. He is constantly seeking ways to serve the physical needs of the people without losing sight of his ultimate goal of meeting the spiritual need of everyone. Let us also not lose sight of the gospel that motivates us to serve others and make disciples.
We are starting our new sermon series through the Gospel of Mark. We start in chapter 1 by asking the question, what happens if we misunderstand Jesus? Misunderstanding Jesus can be the difference between life and death, joy and despair, truth and lies, meaning and purpose. Mark's writings will help us to understand and believe that Jesus is the Son of God.