"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Repentance prepares us for Christ's work.
II. Good News
A. Mark shows who Jesus is. Mark 1:1
B. In preparing to meet Jesus, we meet God. Isaiah 40:1-3; Malachi 3:1; Mark 1:2-3
A. Repentance is a good thing. Mark 1:4
B. We need to repent. Mark 1:5
A. John identified as a prophet. 2 Kings 1:8; Mark 1:6
B. John decreased. Mark 1:7; John 3:30
A. Be baptized. Mark 1:8a
B. Be made new. Mark 1:8b; 2 Corinthians 5:17
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