Jesus’ time of public ministry begins with His baptism, and Satan immediately steps up his attacks.

BibleGateway: Mark 1:1-13

ESV Text: Mark 1:1-13



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:38

     1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins; and he did eat locusts and wild honey; 7 And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

     9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in Jordan. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 12 And immediately the Spirit driveth him into the wilderness. 13 And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 261 :
Lord, Keep us Steadfast in Thy Word

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— Organ Audio

1. Lord, keep us steadfast in Thy Word; 
Curb those who fain by craft and sword 
Would wrest the Kingdom from Thy Son 
And set at naught all He hath done. 


2. Lord Jesus Christ, Thy power make known, 
For Thou art Lord of lords alone; 
Defend Thy Christendom that we 
May evermore sing praise to Thee. 


3. O Comforter of priceless worth. 
Send peace and unity on earth. 
Support us in our final strife 
And lead us out of death to life. 


Hymn: LSB 405 To Jordan’s River Came Our Lord
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