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Mark 1 - NIV

John the Baptist Prepares the Way

1 The beginning of the good news about Jesus the Messiah,[a] the Son of God,[b]

2 as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:

“I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way”[c]

3 “a voice of one calling in the wilderness,
‘Prepare the way for the Lord,
make straight paths for him.’”[d]

4 And so John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness, preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

6 John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

7 And this was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie.

8 I baptize you with[e] water, but he will baptize you with[f] the Holy Spirit.”

The Baptism and Testing of Jesus

9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”


a. Mark 1:1 Some manuscripts do not have the Son of God.
b. Mark 1:1 Or Jesus Christ.Messiah (Hebrew) and Christ (Greek) both mean Anointed One.
c. Mark 1:2 Mal. 3:1
d. Mark 1:3 Isaiah 40:3
e. Mark 1:8 Or in
f. Mark 1:8 Or in

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Paul Clemente avatar
Jesus is our example
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2016
Summary: Jesus is God but also fully human, an example for us!
Series: Mark
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Scripture: Mark 1:4-13
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 135
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Preparing the way for Jesus
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2016
Summary: what am I doing to prepare the way for Jesus?
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:1-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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Jesus - Son of God
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Oct, 2016
Summary: Son of God?
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:1-11
Denomination: Evangelical Free
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Shared by: Kenneth Sowers on Feb, 2016
Summary: Introduction to the gospel of Mark
Scripture: Mark 1:1
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"By Water and the Spirit"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Jan, 2016
Summary: A sermon for Baptism of the Lord Sunday.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:1-15
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 267
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Shared by: Perry Anderson on Dec, 2015
Summary: Before we can go out into the world to share the good news of Christ, we must first prepare our own hearts. An Advent sermon for Holy Communion Sunday.
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Scripture: Isaiah 9:6 Mark 1:1-8
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Nov, 2015
Summary: The best help you can give is to remove any hindrances so people can come to Christ.
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Identity: Who Is Jesus?
Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2015
Summary: Mark gives five evidences that Jesus is the Son of God, that Jesus is God in human form.
Scripture: Mark 1:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 329
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Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2015
Summary: As we begin our study of One Life. What's It All About?, I want to answer briefly three questions: (1) Does God Exist? (2) How Can We Know for Sure That God Exists? and (3) How Can We Know God?
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Scripture: Mark 1:1
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 888
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I Am Second
Shared by: Brian Bill on Sep, 2015
Summary: John settled the fact that Jesus is number one.
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Scripture: Mark 1:2-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,463
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Shared by: Brian Bill on Sep, 2015
Summary: Mark is encouraging a minority group of people to live on mission just like our Master did, no matter how difficult it becomes.
Scripture: Mark 1:1
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Views: 1,268
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Shared by: Eric Hanson on Jul, 2015
Summary: This brief outline of notes from Chapter 1 of Mark can be very helpful in putting together a sermon or in leading a Bible study.
Scripture: Mark 1:1-45
Views: 149
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Shared by: Michael Monica on Jun, 2015
Summary: Understanding our Calling
Scripture: Mark 1:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 764
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Shared by: bala samson on May, 2015
Summary: Young people, learn this now, come down from your high horse of pride. Learn to respect each other, be it colleagues, friends, business partners, church congregation members or husband and wife..
Scripture: Mark 1:7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 250
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The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: We are baptized for action. We are baptized to go out into the world and be the hands, voice and presence of Christ. We are baptized for the sake of others and for the sake of the world.
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Shared by: Craig Condon on May, 2015
Summary: God will lead us through the deserts and wilderness of life. He will reveal his glory to us during the journey. His power will be felt where we are most vulnerable.
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Shared by: Monty Newton on Mar, 2015
Summary: Jesus began his public ministry with an invitation to rethink the ways we think and act... to reverse course, leaving behind old misguided, selfish and sinful ways, then moving in a new direction of faith and Kingdom living.
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Shared by: William Akehurst on Feb, 2015
Summary: Today is “Sanctity of Life Sunday” Anti-abortion day comes a day before Civil Rights Day/Human Rights day/Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday. Save the unborn? How about, SAVE THE "UNBORN CHILDREN OF GOD"!
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How Jesus overcame the temptations of the Devil
Shared by: Gordon McCulloch on Feb, 2015
Summary: How Jesus transcended the “if” / “then” logic of the Satan’s temptation. Jesus was human like us, but he knew how to overcome, and he teaches us. Please read on and be blessed!!!
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Life in the Wilderness
Shared by: Craig Condon on Feb, 2015
Summary: Lent is a time for us to loosen our grip on the ways of the world and draw nearer to God’s grace. It is a time for us as Christians to take a journey through the wilderness to the cross.
Jim Butcher avatar
Handling The Drive To Be Known
Shared by: Jim Butcher on Feb, 2015
Summary: John the Baptist provides great insight into how to be known without being consumed by that.
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Follow The Leader / Who Am I Really Following?
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2015
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Denomination: Anglican
Views: 20,472
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Shared by: Shine Thomas on Feb, 2015
Summary: The signs of Jesus’ coming from Mark 13.
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The Baptism of Jesus
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Feb, 2015
Summary: The baptism of Jesus has confused folks for 2000 years. Here are some thoughts on why Jesus asked to be baptized.
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Scripture: Mark 1:1-11
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 823
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Shared by: Curry Pikkaart on Jan, 2015
Summary: Even so, come Lord Jesus. Really? Are you sure?
Series: Jesus 101
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Shared by: David Roth on Jan, 2015
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Six Basic Truths about the Son of God
Shared by: Monte Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: There are “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” and we will cover them this evening. I will be taking my “Six Basic Truths about the Son of God” from John 1:1-18.
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Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Jan, 2015
Summary: If Jesus is the perfect Son of God why did He need to respond to John the Baptist call for repentance and subsequent baptism in water?
Scripture: Mark 1:1-12
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 276
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We need to get turned around
Shared by: Roberta Karchner on Jan, 2015
Summary: John the Baptist called for each of us to repent. What does that mean? How do we get turned around when we find we are on the wrong road?
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Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 999