"Launch out into the deep..." I’m sure many a sermon has been preached on those five words in chapter five, and deservedly so. Those five words address a faith many are inspired by but few experience. Launching out so far that God is the only possible rescue and the only possible explanation for success.
1.9-11 The Baptism of Christ ..the Visit, the Vision & the Voice ..Nazareth / Galilee: obscure, despised, contemptible places (lack of morals / education) ..baptized: first task as a man, alone, was a mission of submission (Matt3.15) ..Spirit descending: validation, encouragement, empowering (Jn1.32-34) - symbolism! ..beloved Son: 1st phase of son-ship (2-Cowboy, 3-Warrior, 4-Lover, 5-King, … Continue reading Mark 1.9-20 – Starting Right