Re:Verse passage – Mark 1:9-15 (day five) “Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
There are two Greek words Mark could have used for the word time- Chronos and Kairos. Same word in English, but they are different in Greek. Maybe a good distinction in English would be “historical” and “historic”. The meaning of Chronos is closer to historical- everything that takes place in space and time.  But not everything that happens is historic (kairos)- special and unique. Kairos is an important and momentous moment- time/life changing and altering.  Mark used Kairos. The gospel is Kairos.  Remember when the gospel came into your heart and life? (I do) It was “Kairos”. It was life changing and life altering. Through repentance and faith (believing) my priorities, thinking, behaviors, loyalties, all changed and are changing- reshaped and are reshaping – … Kairos.  That is the influence and power of the gospel-Life changing. This is the good news we must share with others. The gospel is life changing!!

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

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