Passage: Mark 1:16-20
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 02/03/2008 in Novato, CA.
Today we begin a series on the gospel of Mark. Now, we in a sense began this series last month, on my first Sunday here, when I preached from Mark 1:1-15. That was the Sunday before Christmas so I preached a Christmas sermon and also a sermon about the start of ministry. Today, as we resume and start afresh in Mark, we’ll be focusing on verses 16-20 where Jesus calls his first disciples. Of course, seeing Jesus call his first disciples is another great sort of introduction to this book. Because as we look at this calling of the first disciples, we cannot help but think about our own call to be disciples of Christ, and we cannot help but look forward to what the book of Mark will teach us about what it means to be a disciple of Christ.
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