Mark 1:1-15

Today is the first Sunday in Lent – our series during Lent is called A Sent People – we will consider Gospel stories that remind us that God is both a ‘sent’ God and a ‘sending’ God. The Latin word for sending is missio – theologians talk about the ‘missio dei’, the sending, or mission, of God. During Lent we will be invited to consider what it means for us to be the sent people of God. This morning we look at Mark 1:1-15; the beginning of the story of Jesus, when in sending Jesus, God’s dominion breaks into human history.