Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:1-8 (day six)
The beginning of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Mark 1:1
The beginning…in the beginning.
Mark is the earliest of the Gospels written most likely to gentile believers in Rome. It came at the right time, as Christians were facing intense persecution under Emperor Nero. They needed to hear the inspired words of John Mark, protege of Peter the Apostle. They needed to hear good news. They needed to see Jesus.
Mark’s Gospel, like the others, is a proclamation. A declaration. The old has passed away, and the new has come. A new paradigm. A new beginning. A new kingdom. A new creation. Jesus, the Son of God.
Look, he is making all things new! That’s the message of Mark.