Unlimited: All About Jesus
Nov 19, 2019 2303
This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God (Mark 1:1, NLT).
I love the way that Mark starts his Gospel by saying it’s all about Jesus! He makes it clear that he is announcing Good News! Remember that the word Gospel means “Good News”. More than that, Mark goes on to tell us what the Good News is about. It’s about Jesus!
By defining the Gospel in this way, Mark stops us from ever thinking that the Gospel is about you: your performance, your feelings, your church attendance, your giving of money, or your healthy living.
Not About You, All About Jesus
The Gospel might impact all of these areas of your life, but that’s not what it’s about. The Gospel isn’t just generic good news. The Gospel is about Jesus Christ!
The Good News isn’t about what you feel about yourself. The Good News isn’t even about what you feel about God. The Good News is about what God feels about you!
And just in case you were wondering what it is about Jesus that is such Good News, Mark explains it in detail: Jesus is the Messiah and the Son of God. Jesus is fully qualified to save. He is God’s chosen one, whom he loves above all.
Where there was no hope, now there is full assurance of your salvation for all those who trust in him.
– Eliezer Gonzalez
Eli’s Reflection:Isn’t it great news that the Gospel isn’t about you, but about Jesus! That’s why we give glory to Jesus, and we don’t glorify ourselves. What new thing can you do this week to give glory to God?