Dupont Baptist Church on Sunday, July 24th, 2011.

Mark shows us the 4th testimony to the identity of Jesus. It is given to us by God Himself, and he does so by pointing to five locations describing the expectations of the Messiah. The Father alludes to Psalm 2 and the Isaiah Servant Songs (Isa. 42:1-9; 49:1-13; 50:4-9; 52:13-53:12) in his address to Jesus in the river. It is through this revelation do we really understand why Jesus had to be baptized in a Baptism of repentance and placed under temptation by the Spirit. In seeing the beautiful details of the Son, we should abandon our feeble understandings of Christ, and embrace the description given by the Father.

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