Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Jesus Ministry Begins


Mark 1


The time has come, John the Baptist has declared:

“Prepare the way for the LORD’s coming! Clear the road for him!” 

And Jesus announces:

“The time promised by God has come at last!”And he told them “The Kingdom of God is near! Repent of your sins and believe the Good News!”

The gospel that Mark wrote is very brief and fast paced, I believe that it gives you a sense of how fast everything was taking place, all of a sudden there is a frenzy of activity as people are amazed because of Jesus power and authority, people are coming from the whole region of Galilee.

Normally after dark, since there weren’t any street lights, there was probably very little going on but that’s not true tonight:

That evening after sunset, many sick and demon-possessed people were brought to Jesus. The whole town gathered at the door to watch.

The uproar was continuing late into the evening as everybody came to Jesus to see what he could do for them, nobody was concerned about who he is, everybody pushed Jesus into the servant status that he had come to earth to be:

Philippians 2:5-7 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave


I must come to Jesus realizing that I should be asking “what can I do for you” instead of asking “how about doing this for me” And I should take on the same attitude and be willing to serve others.


Thank you Lord for coming to be my Savior, for putting up with us when we are seeking to use you for gain, thank you for coming as a servant and giving us an example to follow. Help me to be a better servant.