John the Baptist and Herod, Part One

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This week we return to our series The Gospel of Mark, The Call of Discipleship.  Pastor John begins the passage on John the Baptist and Herod found in Mark 6:14-20.  Herod, a prominent ruler of the region, is in open rebellion against the moral law of God.  John the Baptist boldly confronts Herod leading to John's imprisonment.  Today Pastor John addresses the reputation of Jesus and John the Baptist, the sin-nature of man through the example of Herod, and the saving power of God to set us free from our bondage to sin.  John concludes with an exhortation that if we know God and become well acquainted with His Word and His heart for the world, then boldness will be the bi-product of our lives.