The Gospel Begins
Who is Jesus? He is the fulfillment of God's promises. What does Jesus call us to do? Repent and embrace his salvation.
Mark opens his Gospel with the line, “The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God” (1:1). But this opening line also has the specific function of telling us how that good news begins, and it begins with the appearance of John the Baptist as the fulfillment of biblical prophecy. This sermon tells us what John the Baptist's message is.