The Kingdom of God: Authority, Mission, Calling

The implications of the teaching and signs of Jesus are far reaching.

In this sermon we examine the first day of Jesus’ ministry following his baptism, Spirit-empowerment and temptation.

We see him teaching in the local Synagogue; his listeners astonished at his authoritative words. We see him clashing with the kingdom of darkness – demons are cast out with a word from him.

All this is set on the backdrop of Jesus’ own stated mission – to preach the kingdom of God has come near, and to demonstrate what it looks like.

As we consider all this we realise there are massive implications for the contemporary church. If we at Foundation Church Belfast are to follow in the footsteps of Jesus and his disciples, then our prayers, our vision, the way we organise ourselves – all of this must be shaped by Jesus’ own mission – to show and tell the kingdom of God.

Main text: Mark 1:21-39

Speaker: David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast

Check out the following related sermons:

Spiritual Darkness and Spiritual Power – from the series Advancing the Gospel

Three Qualities of an Extraordinarily Effective Kingdom Builder – from the series Restoration