Marveling at the One who came to be Redeemer and Lord is the focus of the Advent Sermon Series, “DOMINUS: The Advent of the Son of God in the Gospel of Mark,” from Concordia Seminary Press, the publishing arm of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. The series, available as a downloadable PDF, includes four sermons drawing from the Gospel of Mark which emphasizes Jesus’ dominion over spiritual powers. The sermons invite listeners to consider Jesus during Advent and Christmas in a way the world does not.
The series is written by Dr. David Lewis, professor of Exegetical Theology and director of the Master of Divinity and Residential Alternate Route Programs at Concordia Seminary. “Today, while the world is perfectly happy with a sentimental, harmless Christmas baby, the Gospel of Mark presents us with something different,” Lewis says. “Immediately in Chapter 1, Jesus is declared the Son of God, anointed by the Spirit and thrown into battle against Israel’s enemies — the devil, sin and death.”