PRACTICAL POINTS FOR DISCUSSION:
1. A true servant of the LORD does not have to adapt to society’s norms in order to have a fruitful ministry (Mark 1:4-6). 2. If our work for the LORD seems to be thriving, we would do well to remember who is at the heart of our ministry (Mark 1:7-8). 3. Anytime we think something is beneath us, we should remember that Jesus submitted to participate in a baptism He did not need (Mark 1:9-11). 4. God does not abandon us in times of temptation, and we certainly should not abandon Him by giving in to temptation (Mark 1: 12-13).