Mark 1

The Gospel

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Mark 1:1).

And with that we begin the written record of the life of Jesus. This ‘story’ is the ‘good news’ (gospel). Mark will refer to this repeatedly (Mark 1:14, 15; 8:35; 10:29; 13:10; 14:9; 16:15).

The good news of God (Mark 1:14), is also the good news of Jesus – who is both the Christ (the promised Messiah of the Old Testament) and the Son of God.

Interestingly, particularly for today’s American culture, the good news is a call to repentance and change. The word repent or repentance appears over 100 times in the New Testament. The good news is not acceptance of continued ungodliness but the forgiveness of such and the demand to live a changed life.

The result of reading this good news brings trust in Jesus as our Savior and being baptized into Christ.

Hugh DeLong