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Mark 1:9-12 – Jesus and John The Baptist

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One day Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, and John baptized him in the Jordan River. As Jesus came up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove. And a voice from heaven said, “You are my dearly loved Son, and you bring me great joy.” – Mark 1:9-12

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Abby: My church baptizes people in the local river.

Con: That's neat. It's just like John and Jesus.

Abby: Yeah, but a little different.
Con: How?

Abby: I don't think Jesus was baptized to the sounds of "Marco...Polo!"

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Mark 1:8 – Christian Baptism

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John The Baptist said in Mark 1:8 “I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit!”

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Nim: Con says my new idea is a bad one.
Abby: What's the idea?

Nim: High-dive baptisms!
Abby: Oh, my!

Nim: The problem is that I don't know if he means "bad" as in "good." Like: That's one bad bike, dude! Or if he means "bad" as in "bad." Like: Bad news about your bike, dude!

Abby: Gosh. If only we could know which he meant.
Nim: You see my dilemma.

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Mark 1:15 – The Good News

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The Kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news! – Mark 1:15 #mark1 #goodnews #thegoodnews #gospel #jesus #saved

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Nim: Nope. Can't find any.
Con Can't find any what?

Nim: Good news. My pastor says that I should spread the good news, but this paper is full of nothing but bad news.

Con: The good news isn't in the newspaper. The good news is the fact that Jesus is our savior. We're supposed to spread that news to everyone we meet.

Nim: Boy! Let me tell you, this paper could benefit from some of that good news.
Con: No doubt.

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