The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Do you need to hear some good news? We live in a world bombarded with bad news, yet amid this, the good news of Jesus is life-changing. Today’s post begins an exploration of the Gospel of Mark. The word “Gospel” simply means good news. Mark gives us insight into our God of intervention, who was willing to send His Son to rescue us from our sin.

The Good News Brings us into the Kingdom of Jesus

The Gospel of Mark begins by saying, “This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.[1] The entire Gospel of Mark talks about the Good News of Jesus. This good news is what Jesus did and who He is. The good news is that Jesus came into the world as a servant to save people from their sins.

Mark 10: 45 For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many.”[2] We only have to believe and trust Jesus as our Savior to obtain this ransom for ourselves.

Jesus is the Cure for a World Infected by Sin

Genesis three tells us that Adam and Eve fell into sin when tempted by satan. Since then, sin has corrupted the world, and we can’t fix it. We can only overcome sin by knowing Jesus as our Savior. Jesus loves us so much that He was willing to die on the cross to pay the price of our sin. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the price for our sin. He did this for all; not one was left out.

 Therefore, the Good News of Jesus is so important because we need God’s intervention in our life. Mark shows us that Jesus was not only a servant but God in the flesh and a model for how to live.

You Can Share the Good News

Mark also tells us how to follow Jesus. Mark 8: 34 Then, calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross, and follow me. 35 If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, you will save it.[3] 

You may have heard about the good news of Jesus, but it never took root in your heart. One of my friends grew up in a church, but it wasn’t until he was an adult that he asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior. When the seed of the Good News of Jesus took root in his heart, it changed him from the inside out. Perhaps the Lord is calling you today to follow Jesus.

To hear more about the good news of Jesus, listen here:

[1-3] Tyndale House Publishers. (2015). Holy Bible: New Living Translation (Mk 1:1). Carol Stream, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.

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