This is the first in a series of sermons based on the Gospel of Mark. Over the next few months, we will be going through the entire book of Mark up until Easter. This will allow us to better see the book as a story, to hear the big picture that we sometimes miss when reading smaller segments. In this message, we look at Mark 1:1-45 and ask the question, “What is the essential message of Jesus? What did he focus on?” Listen to an audio of the sermon here: The Essential Message of Jesus.