Welcome to the former online home of New City Baptist Church!

Our congregation approved a merger with Mount Pleasant Road Baptist Church on January 21, 2024.

Once we receive the green light from the CRA, we will be officially known as Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. For now, we are one church under that name (spiritually), but two charities (legally).

Join us at 10:30am every Sunday and 7:30pm every Thursday at 527 Mt. Pleasant Rd.

Who is This?

November 19, 2023 Preacher: John Bell Series: The Gospel According to Mark

Passage: Mark 4:35– 5:20

Big Picture: Jesus’ identity (“Who is Jesus?”) has been Mark’s primary concern from the opening sentences of his Gospel. After relating four “word” parables (4:1-34), Mark records four mighty “deeds” (4:35-5:43) that raise even more emphatically the question of Jesus’ identity.  Each deed is accompanied by amazement and fear in response to God’s powerful presence in Jesus.

 

Point 1: Jesus, the divine Anointed One, pushes back the kingdom of darkness by rebuking a storm whipped up by evil forces to impede his ministry to gentiles.

  • Note the fear of the disciples – both before and after the storm.

 

Point 2: In the midst of total impurity, Jesus, the divine Anointed One, pushes back the kingdom of darkness by vanquishing an entire army of demons.

  • Note the fear of the impure spirit before the exorcism.
  • Note the fear of the townspeople after the exorcism.

 

Point 3: Jesus, the divine Anointed One, pushes back the kingdom of darkness by leaving behind a radically transformed missionary to testify about him.

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