The first fifteen verses of the Gospel of Mark contain the prologue, the introduction to this great gospel about Jesus. Mark has proclaimed that what he is showing us is the beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, as it is written in Isaiah the prophet. Mark has presented Jesus as the Lord who is coming so that people need to prepare the way for his arrival. Mark has also presented John declaring Jesus as the mighty one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit, the pouring out of God’s blessings on the people. Mark has shown Jesus being baptized, declaring Jesus to be the enthroned king who has come to rule and validated by the Father saying, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Then Mark shows us Jesus in the wilderness, succeeding in the temptations against Satan, freeing us from our sins and ready to help us in our time of need, for God never leaves his own. Now Mark turns his attention to the preaching message of Jesus in Mark 1:14-15.
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