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  1. His Name is Jesus! - (The name ‘Jesus’ means ‘Yahweh saves.’ In the Nazarene, the salvation promised to Israel has arrived in all its glory) - {PDF Copy}
  2. Emulating the Father - (Mercy and love are defining characteristics of his disciples and reflect the true nature of his Father – Matthew 5:43-48) - {PDF Copy}
  3. Servant or Caesar? - (Satan offered Jesus unlimited political power for his messianic mission if only he accepted the Devil as his overlord - Matthew 4:8-11) - {PDF Copy}
  4. Son and Servant - (Jesus is the son of David and heir to the Messianic Throne, the beloved Son of God, and the Suffering Servant of Yahweh) - {PDF Copy}
  5. Son of Abraham - (Jesus is the true son of Abraham and the heir of the promises. He is the one who confirms and implements the inheritance for his people) - {PDF Copy}
  6. The Gospel Begins - (In the ministry of Jesus, the Kingdom of God arrived, starting with his baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist – Mark 1:1-3) - {PDF Copy}
  7. Voice in the Wilderness - (John the Baptist prepared the way for the Messiah, the herald of the Good News of the Kingdom of God – Mark 1:4-8) - {PDF Copy}
  8. Spirit Baptism - (The Spirit of God descended on Jesus, equipping him for his Messianic mission. He is the One who baptizes his followers in the Spirit) - {PDF Copy}
  9. Herald of the Kingdom - (After his baptism, the Spirit drove Jesus into the Wilderness to be tested by the Devil. But he overcame and succeeded where Israel failed) - {PDF Copy}
  10. This is My Son! - (The Spirit of God and the voice from heaven confirmed the calling and identity of Jesus – the Son, Messiah, and the Servant of Yahweh) - {PDF Copy}
  11. Becoming His Disciple - (No one recognized who Jesus was except the demons that he exorcised. Only in his death on a Roman cross did someone begin to perceive his identity) - {PDF Copy}
  12. Kingdom in Adversity - (Jesus began to proclaim the kingdom following the arrest of John the Baptist, and this was in fulfillment of Scripture) - {PDF Copy}
  13. On the Way - (On the way to Jerusalem, Jesus explains what it means to be the Messiah of Israel and the destiny of the Son of Man - Mark 8:27-38) - {PDF Copy}
  14. Servant and King - (Following his baptism in the Jordan, the voice from heaven identified Jesus as the Son of God and the Servant of Yahweh) - {PDF Copy}
  15. Calvary - (The Son of Man is revealed and comprehended in his sufferings and self-sacrificial death for others, including his enemies) - {PDF Copy}
  16. Embracing the Cross - (To be the Messiah of Israel meant suffering and death for others, and Jesus summoned his disciples to follow that same path – Mark 8:31) - {PDF Copy}
  17. Discipleship - (To be the disciple of Jesus means living a life of self-sacrificial service to others, especially to the weak and the insignificant) - {PDF Copy}
  18. To Follow Jesus - (The Messiah of Israel submitted to the way of the Cross and summoned his disciples to follow his example in their lives) - {PDF Copy}
  19. The Death of the Son of Man - (Jesus explained that he was ON THE WAY to Jerusalem to be arrested, tried, and executed per the plan of God – Mark 10:32-34) - {PDF Copy}
  20. Ransom For Many - (His disciple is called to engage in self-sacrificial service for others just as Jesus gave his life as a ransom for manyMark 10:35-45) - {PDF Copy}
  21. The Son of Man - (The one like a Son of Man in Daniel’s vision is the source of Christ’s self-designation as the Son of Man authorized to rule the Kingdom) - {PDF Copy}
  22. The Cruciform Path - (To follow Jesus necessitates a lifetime of self-denial and sacrificial service for others and a willingness to lose all for the Gospel) - {PDF Copy}
  23. Suffering and Discipleship - (To follow Jesus requires the willingness to suffer for his sake, and enduring persecution is the highest honor imaginable in his Kingdom) - {PDF Copy}
  24. Disciples and Persecutors - (When Christians react to hostility with hostility, whether from government, society, or individuals, Satan triumphs) - {PDF Copy}
  25. Cost of Discipleship - (To be the disciple of Jesus means taking up the cross and following in his footsteps, even if it results in impoverishment or death - Mark 6:7-30) - {PDF Copy}
  26. Jesus Reveals God - (John’s Gospel contrasts Jesus with the old era. Ture light, life and truth are found in Jesus, the only one qualified to interpret the Father) - {PDF Copy}
  27. The Life-Giving Word - (Jesus is the Word made flesh in whom the glory of God is revealed, the same word by which God created all things) - {PDF Copy}
  28. Victory over the Devil - (The Son of Man demonstrated his authority over Satan’s domain by driving his forces out of the children of Israel – Mark 1:21-28) - {PDF Copy}
  29. The Forgiveness of Sins - (Jesus healed a paralytic, and by doing so, he demonstrated the authority of the Son of Man to forgive sins and discharge their due penalties – Mark 2:1-12) - {PDF Copy}
  30. Recognized on the Cross - (Unrecognized as the Savior of the World and the Messiah of Israel, Jesus was rejected by all but the unlikeliest of men) - {PDF Copy}

First Light, Oak Harbor, Jan 2023
[First Light, Oak Harbor, Jan 2023]


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