- Why ‘the gospel’ (verse 1)?
How is this record different from a biography?
What blessing of the gospel of Christ were anticipated in the Baptist’s preaching?
Cf. Acts 2:38.
When Jesus himself preached ‘the gospel of God’, what aspects of its accomplishment and enjoyment did he stress?
- Observe how the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all active in the events recorded – and Satan also. What does this imply concerning the issues involved in the coming story and in our own earthly lives?
- Mark’s significant use of description ‘gospel’. It is of such ‘good tiding’ that Isaiah had explicitly written. Cf. Is. 40:9-11; 52:7-10; 61:1-4.
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