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Commencement of the Good News

In the ministry of Jesus, the kingdom of God arrived, beginning with his baptism by John the Baptist  –  Mark 1:1-3 .  The gospel of  Mark  commences with a straightforward declaration derived from the Hebrew Bible that provides the scriptural link to the ministry of John the Baptist and sets the stage for Christ’s messianic mission. In this way,  Mark  opens on a distinct note of fulfillment. Jesus is the promised Messiah of Israel - [ Sun Rising - Photo by  David Jusko  on  Unsplash ].

Introduction to Mark

A brief introduction to, and outline of, the gospel of Mark, its history, contents, and literary structure .  The New Testament includes four gospel accounts, the gospels of Matthew , Mark , Luke , and John . The first three are categorized as ‘synoptic’ gospels, meaning “to see together.” The term is a compound of the Greek preposition  sun  (“together”) and  optikos  (“to see”), hence - “ to see together .” - [ Outline Photo by João Silas on Unsplash ].