Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:1-8 (day seven)
I love Mark! Unlike the other synoptic gospels, he cuts right to the start of Jesus’ ministry. It’s not because the birth story isn’t important, but he is laying a foundation for his readers to know who and what this “good news” is about. He gives them a map. He shows them where the journey is taking them while also dropping deep theology that he will develop throughout the book. Mark is showing us that the gospel is simple:
“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”
God loves us so much that He became man (Incarnate) and dwelt with us (Immanuel). This is the Christmas story.
“As time has passed on, my theology has grown more and more simple. It is simply this, ‘Jesus loves me!’” – Charles Spurgeon