The beginning of the gospel

RE Verse reading–Mark 1:1-11 (day seven)
“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God”  (vs 1)  People these days are searching for good news.  In the face of economic and political crisis, the human heart looks desperately for hope.  As Christians, we have the privilege of giving it to them.  Euangellos is Mark’s word.  Note the similarity to our word evangelism.  It means “good news” and is usually translated gospel.  It is truth(s) that has a beneficial effect on human life–truth(s) from God that produces good results. . .for everyone who believes.  We are not ashamed of the gospel! ( Romans 1:16)  While some consider us naive to hold this confidence, we do not retreat from the hope that people can be rescued and the world restored by the power of God and the gospel He has given.  We “amen” the angel who spoke of  “good news of great joy” (Luke 2:10)  How/where does this good news begin?  Mark knows!

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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