The Invitation to Follow Jesus

The Invitation to Follow Jesus

Jan 07, 2018

Passage: Mark 1:1-20

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark


  The Gospel of Mark 

  1. Author: Mark
  2. Recipients: The Church at Rome
  3. Purpose: To demonstrate that Jesus is the Son of God
  4. Characteristics:
    1. Mark is the shortest of the four Gospels
    2. Mark writes in close association with the Apostle Peter
    3. Mark is a book of action, utilizing the word “immediately” 41 times
    4. Special attention is given to the invitation to follow Jesus
  5. Movements:
    1. Movement One – Sent Son of God (Mission)
    2. Movement Two - Servant Son of God (Discipleship)
    3. Movement Three - Suffering Son of God (Gospel)

  The Invitation To Follow Jesus 

  1. Requires A MissionI will make you become fishers of men” (Mk. 1:17)
  2. Requires UrgencyImmediately… followed Him” (Mk. 1:18)
  3. Requires Sacrifice – “Left their nets… and they left their father Zebedee… and followed Him (Mk. 1:18,20)