“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased”
A Sermon on Mark 1:9-20
Christine Kim Lee takes special notice of the perspective from which Mark 1:9-20 is told, that is, not merely as a third person spectator, but hearing as Jesus heard, “you are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” This powerful affirmation of Jesus identity fueled Jesus energy for his own mission. He was tempted in every way as we are, yet, he lived with freedom and boldness from the full sense of his relationship with the Father. Mark paints a picture of the heavens being rent and Jesus bringing heaven and earth together (cf. Isaiah 64:1; Mark 1:10). And Jesus acted with freedom and boldness, because he acted as a son in his Father’s world. We have the same opportunity to bring heaven and earth together provided we live out our true identity as sons and daughters in our Father’s world.
Christine attended the Moody Bible Institute and received her M.Div. and Th.M. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. After serving as a missionary in Bangkok, she joined InterVarsity Christian Fellowship as a campus minister at the University of Chicago and Columbia University. She worked as a community organizer for Habitat for Humanity – NYC, engaging the faith community in building homes for low-income families and advocating for more affordable housing. In 2008, she joined staff at All Angels’ as the Director of Spiritual Development and Outreach. Most recently, she completed a year of Anglican studies at the General Theological Seminary and served as the interim minister at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem before returning to All Angels’. She lives in Harlem with her husband Jimmy, and loves running, hiking and eating.