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Mark 1:9-20

Lesson Focus

Jesus calls us to join him in the cosmic struggle between good and evil. 

Lesson Outcomes

Through this lesson, students should: 

  • Understand that Jesus has picked us to play on his team. 

  • Understand that playing for Team Jesus means we must live and act as Jesus did. 

  • Be encouraged to fully embrace playing for Team Jesus. 

Catching up on the Story

We’re just eight verses into Mark’s gospel, which moves at a significant pace.  Mark hopes his narrative will help us anticipate God’s work through Jesus.  At the same time, Mark firmly believes that the work God is doing through Jesus is solidly situated within the history of God’s people.  Jesus isn’t something entirely new.