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09 - The Christ Who Converts

Mark 2:13-17

March 24, 2019 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

In the first twelve verses in Mark 2, Mark recounted the story of the paralyzed man who was healed by Jesus in a house in Capernaum. That healing miracle validated the authority of Jesus to forgive sins. In vv. 13-17, Jesus now reveals the people to whom he extends that forgiveness—namely repentant sinners. The dramatic incident recorded in these verses illustrate the fact that no sinner is beyond the reach of God’s grace. Jesus was and is willing to save even the lowest of the low, even a hated tax collector Matthew (Levi). Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of Christ through the eyes of John Mark in this thorough but concise sermons series.

More from Mark

01 - Introduction: The Servant Of God

January 27, 2019 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

Written by Peter's personal confidant, the Gospel of MARK chronicles the ministry, sermons, and parables of Jesus Christ. It showcases Christ as the servant Messiah who, as the Son of God incarnate, was sent to suffer and serve in order to rescue and restore mankind. The shortest of the four Gospels, MARK is divided into two sections: The first eight chapters depict Christ's ministry in the north (Galilee) whereas the last eight chapters depict his ministry in the south (Judea). Culminating in the cross, Mark presents the death and resurrection of Christ as the supreme example of servanthood. Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of Christ through the eyes of John Mark in this thorough but concise sermons series.

02 - The Path Preparer

February 3, 2019 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

John the Baptist was sent by God to prepare the Jewish people for the arrival of Jesus Christ. But how, exactly, did he do that? In two ways: First, John prophetically announced to his countrymen that, although he was not the Messiah, the Messiah had indeed arrived. And, second, he baptized the penitent in water. Being baptized by John demonstrated a recognition of one's sin and a desire for spiritual cleansing. But why was such a ritual necessary to prepare the way for the Messiah? Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of Christ through the eyes of John Mark in this thorough but concise sermons series.

03 - Baptized For Battle

February 10, 2019 • Pastor Ronald H. Gann

The place is the Jordan River, where John was baptizing. The scene is the baptism of Jesus Christ, over which John would preside. And the event is the coronation ceremony of the Messiah, to which John would later bear testimony. But Mark 1:9-13 contains much more than a mere baptism. After the Lord's coronation by water, he endured a 40-day battle at the hands of the devil as a test of his coronation. Did Jesus pass or fail? And what was at stake? Pastor Ronald H. Gann looks at the life of Christ through the eyes of John Mark in this thorough but concise sermons series.