Outline: We continue our journey through the Bible and its main storyline (the Kingdom of God) under the theme of “Kingdom Restored – The Mission of Jesus”. This is the fourth Act in the Drama of Scripture series and covers the life and ministry of Jesus, using mainly Mark’s Gospel. We consider two episodes:
· In his life Jesus makes known the Kingdom of God. Here we look at the birth, baptism and the preaching/healing/deliverance ministry of Jesus and the fact that they point us to Jesus, who is more than just a good man and religious teacher, but the Messiah/Christ and Son of God.
· In his death and resurrection, Jesus secures the victory of God’s Kingdom. Here we consider the crucial necessity of Christ’s death and subsequent resurrection from the dead to unravel the effects of Adam’s fall (Genesis 3) and bring us into God’s presence as forgiven people, at peace with God and identified as his adopted Sons and Daughters.