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A Commentary on Mark 1:14-20

General Overview

The purpose of Mark’s Gospel is to proclaim Jesus the Son of God, who calls disciples to repent, to believe the Gospel, and to bear the cross. This will become evident in this section of the text.

The Gospel According to Mark is a Gospel of action. As compared with Matthew, Mark emphasizes the deeds of Jesus. The deeds of Jesus are by no means isolated from His words (the word is Jesus’ instrument in His deeds too). And Mark, repeatedly emphasizes the centrality of the word in the ministry of Jesus and the effect of its authority on men (1:14).

As you read Mark’s account of Jesus’ ministry and Passion, take special note of the emphasis on discipleship and faith, especially in Mark 1:14-20.

Jesus begins His ministry in Galilee with authority (1:14-3:12) and proclaims the rule of God and calls disciples (1:14-20).

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Follow me…

Sermon for the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”John 1:43-51

Philip was not the first disciple whom Jesus called. The day before calling Philip Jesus had been walking by where John the Baptist was, and when John saw Him he said to two of his disciples (John 1:36), “Behold, the Lamb of God!” and when these disciples of John’s heard this, they immediately left John and followed Jesus.

Today I’d like to talk about ten characteristics of those who follow Jesus.

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