This is our new sermon series at the start of 2020. In fact, the series started during Advent 2019, which was the start of the church calendar year. So, the series is about the life of Christ, starting with his birth and ending at Easter 2020 with his death and resurrection.
The Gospel of Mark is mainly used for the text passages. As new research by Dr Richard Baukham (Jesus and the Eyewitnesses) has shown, Mark got most/all his material from the Apostle Peter, who was an eyewitness to the life of Christ. Peter taught the material in Aramaic (The language Peter and Jesus used on a daily basis) to various audiences, since the time of Jesus' death and resurrection. Mark took Peter's teachings and anecdotes and translated it into Greek, and then he wrote it down in his gospel.
The life of Christ is remarkable. Many people today are scratching their heads and wondering how the life and death of a first century Jewish peasant could have such a profound effect on the world and its history. Well, this series of sermons should help to answer that question.