Bible · faith

The Beginning Of Good News

Mark 1:1

The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ.  Opening words are important.  This is Good News.  Whatever else it will be, it is Good News.
The Greek for in the beginning is ‘en arche’ … these two words are at the start of the book of Genesis, and also John’s gospel.  In Genesis, the new beginning is creation.  Everything has a starting point.  ‘En arche’ is about something new.
In Genesis God’s new beginning brings life out nothing.  Mark the evangelist is now talking about another new beginning, God’s new creation, which is all about who Jesus is and what Jesus will do.

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