Insights Into The Resurrection by Johnny Hunt


INSIGHTS INTO THE RESURRECTION
By Johnny Hunt

Mark 1:9-15
April 16, 1995

INTRODUCTION: The gospel writer, Mark, seems to desire
to introduce his writings by telling us that He who was
predicted to come has now come. His coming is not the
beginning of His life, but of His ministry. Jesus is now ready
to emerge from obscurity that He might publicly accomplish
redemption.

The insights in this passage allow us the privilege of seeing
Jesus acting out in advance what He had come into this world
to do.

Mark brings before us One to see and hear in three different
scenes as a man with a common name, from a common town,
to participate in a common experience. On this special day as
we acknowledge the first century confession, "Jesus Christ is
Lord," we affirm that what was announced by John the
Baptist, affirmed by God the Father, and acknowledged by
Satan. All known world are mentioned in this text and in the
said acknowledgements. We have God the Father speaking
from Heaven, the upward world. We have Satan, the god of
this world and the underworld. We also have John the Baptist
of this present world. The insights begin with:

I. THE IDENTIFICATION WITH HUMANITY. v.9-11

Seen in the water: baptism











A. GOD THE SON BAPTIZED. 9

Baptism is a picture of the Resurrection. This act was
Jesus' identification with the people in their sins and
repentance, and was anticipation of Calvary.

II Cor. 5:21, "For he hath made him, who knew no
sin, to be sin for us, that we might be made the
righteousness of ...


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