Pastor Matt Tarr
– Scripture: Mark 1:14-15
– Jesus’s first recorded words in the Gospel of Mark are a proclamation of the Gospel. This is the true gospel, and not one which much of American Evangelicalism readily identifies with, for it is a gospel of repentance of sin and surrender to the Lordship of Christ through faith that comes only by God’s immeasurable grace. Furthermore, it is a gospel for which Christ Himself, and indeed all who profess it, will suffer for. But it is the only gospel that gives life.
– Add. Ref.: Mark 1:35-38; 2 Tim. 4:2-4; Acts 2:38, 3:19, 8:22, 11:18, 17:30, 20:21, 26:20