Gospel Beginnings: Mark
December 7, 2012 • Mark 1:1-15
The gospel writer of Mark has a sense of urgency as he begins his gospel. He has an important story to share and he's not going to waste any words: "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God." Good news is here, and it has come in the person of Jesus. Yet, Mark does not begin with the traditional Christmas story of Jesus' birth. Instead, he introduces us to Jesus by first reminding us of a prophecy in Isaiah and introducing us to John the Baptist. This Advent, let's study the opening verses of Mark's gospel together to understand the importance of this introduction and what teaches us about God.