Resources on Mark 1:4‑11

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We Are Now in the Realm of Mystery Sermon (Complete) by Katerina Katsarka Whitley Sermon (Complete) by Katerina Katsarka Whitley Topics: Baptism of Christ , John the Baptist , Holy Spirit , Mystery Source: Sermons That Work In this sermon on Mark 1:4-11, Katerina Katsarka Whitley discusses John the Baptist’s promise of One who would baptize with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is manifested mysteriously and differently in each one of us. Baptism Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Sermon Illustration by Frederick Buechner Topics: Baptism , Dying and Rising with Christ , Sin Source: Day1 According to Frederick Buechner, baptism, adult and infant, symbolizes the end of everything about your life that is less than human. Coming up again symbolizes the beginning in you of something strange, new, and hopeful. Mini-Spirits Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Sermon (Complete) by Arthur Landwehr Topics: Baptism , Repentance , Obedience , Power Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection Explaining that Jesus undertook a baptism of repentance to mark his return to God's call through John, this sermon by Arthur Landwehr on Mark 1:1-11 asserts that we need to turn to God in obedience. God Is on the Loose Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Audio/Video by Rolf Jacobson Topics: Baptism , Kingdom of God , Sin, evil Source: Working Preacher This preaching podcast by Rolf Jacobson, Kathryn Schifferdecker, and Craig Koester introduces a sermon series on Mark. They look in depth at Mark 1:1-20, where the claims of the kingdom clash with those of the world. Our Truest Selves Audio/Video by Karoline M. Lewis Audio/Video by Karoline M. Lewis Topics: Baptism , Creation , Salvation , Sacraments Source: Working Preacher This podcast discusses how when it comes to our identity, baptism distinguishes between what is descriptive and what is definitive. The readings for Baptism of Our Lord Sunday provide a chance to teach this truth. A Watery Solution Commentary/Exegesis by Barbara Sholis Commentary/Exegesis by Barbara Sholis Topics: Baptism , Creation , New Life Source: Religion Online Reflecting on Mark 1:4-11 and Genesis 1:1-5, Barbara Sholis writes: "Baptism reminds us that God’s creative force is still birthing us, claiming us, renewing us." Creator and the Created Sermon (Complete) by Kathie Sandmaier Sermon (Complete) by Kathie Sandmaier Topics: Creation , Relationship , Justice , Mercy Source: Sermons That Work This sermon on Acts 19:1-7 and Mark 1:4-11 by Kathie Sandmaier explores the Spirit’s work in Jesus’ baptism, Peter’s exclamation to Cornelius, and God as the divine parent with justice and mercy for all. First Sunday in Lent with Children Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Children's Sermon by Carolyn Brown Topics: Lent , Children , Cross , Crucifixion Source: Worshiping With Children Carolyn Brown offers suggestions for introducing children to Old Testament covenants and the season of Lent. Includes practical teaching suggestions and ideas for Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; Mark 1:4-15; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; and 1 Peter 3:18-22. Sons and Daughters with Jesus in Baptism Article by P. C. Enniss Article by P. C. Enniss Topics: Baptism , Epiphany , Baptism of Christ , Adoption Source: The Christian Century P. C. Enniss connects the account of Jesus' baptism (Mark 1:4-11) with our own experience of being adopted as sons and daughters of God (Galatians 4:4-7). All that is needed is the courage of acceptance. A Watery Solution Devotional by Barbara Sholis Devotional by Barbara Sholis Topics: Baptism , Baptism of Christ , Identity Source: The Christian Century A reflection on the baptism of Jesus in Mark 1:4-11. When we forget our identity as God's "beloved," baptism reminds us that God’s creative force is still birthing us, claiming us and renewing us. The Kingdom of God Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Book Quote by Frederick Buechner Topics: Mark , Jesus , Gospel , Illustration Source: Day1 This blog post pairs Mark 1:1-15 with a reading from Frederick Buechner's writing on the gospel of Mark. Whenever he reads the opening verses, he always get the feeling that Mark is in a terrible rush. The River Audio/Video by Richard Lischer Audio/Video by Richard Lischer Topics: Baptism , Dying and Rising with Christ , Family , Discipleship Source: Duke University Chapel Archives This sermon from Mark 1:4-11 and Acts 19:1-7 explores the power of baptism to convey identity as children of God and part of the Christian family; calling those baptized to cling to their baptismal identity. In the Waters Sermon (Complete) by Frank M. Yamada Sermon (Complete) by Frank M. Yamada Topics: Baptism , Creation , Time , Water Source: The Christian Century Reflecting on the symbol and function of water, Frank M. Yamada explores themes of chaos, creation, time and baptism in this sermon on Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:4-11. Assumed and Healed Commentary/Exegesis by Brian Volck Commentary/Exegesis by Brian Volck Topics: Baptism , Healing , Sin , Incarnation Source: Ekklesia Project Imagine an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting where Jesus steps to the podium and says, “Hello. I’m Jesus, and I’m an alcoholic.” Brian Volck reflects on Mark 1:4-11 and the baptism of Christ. Ready or Not Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Sermon (Complete) by Alyce M. McKenzie Topics: Discipleship , Faith , Obedience , Preparation Source: Patheos Reflecting on Mark 1:4-20, Alyce McKenzie notes that Jesus’ disciples drop everything and follow him at their first encounter. No preparation is necessary. In the same way, we encounter life's callings with little time to prepare. A Committed Community Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Sermon Starter/Outline by John van de Laar Topics: Baptism , Baptism of Christ , Community , Trinity Source: Sacredise Sermon notes and commentary by John van de Laar on Genesis 1:1-5, Psalm 29, Acts 19:1-7, and Mark 1:4-11. Baptism reveals that God isn't separate from humanity, but is in complete and committed solidarity with us. Mark's Gospel and Lent Commentary/Exegesis by David J. Lose Commentary/Exegesis by David J. Lose Topics: Lent , Suffering , Redemption Source: Working Preacher David Lose says that the beginning of Mark's Gospel is a perfect entrance to Lent, reminding us that Jesus came into the world's darkness precisely in order to be joined to our brokenness and redeem it. New Beginnings Commentary/Exegesis by Stephen Hultgren Commentary/Exegesis by Stephen Hultgren Topics: Mark , Baptism , Promises , Jesus Source: Working Preacher This commentary on Mark 1:4-11 guides us as we recall Jesus' baptism and the beginning of a journey that is fulfilled in his death and resurrection. Baptism of Jesus Commentary/Exegesis by Diane Roth Commentary/Exegesis by Diane Roth Topics: Baptism , Identity , God's Will , Holy Spirit Source: The Christian Century Diane Roth reflects on Jesus’ river baptism in Mark 1:4-11. Baptism is comforting and dangerous: the heavens are torn apart, the Holy Spirit descends, and the child of God takes on Jesus’ name and mission. Into the Promised Land Sermon (Complete) by Neil Ferguson Sermon (Complete) by Neil Ferguson Topics: Jesus , Baptism , Joshua , Trinity Source: Torch: Catholic Homilies from the Dominican Friars Neil Ferguson's homily on the baptism of Jesus (Mark 1:7-11) points out that Joshua led the Israelites "horizontally" into the promised land, but Jesus, the new Joshua, opens the way "vertically" into eternal life.

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