This week I decided to tweet some of my impressions and readings of a gospel, this being Mark. I have an exercise book’s worth of thoughts and findings and went back to the start. One of passages I wrote was worth a post. Hence the next post.
The last couple of months I have been reading a gospel. I read a section at a time and take notes which has been productive. It is the Gospel of Mark. Sometimes, one can get this gospel published as a separate book, but mostly it is published in the New Testament of the Bible.
A single gospel is usually intended for outreach I think. That is when an evangelist goes out to spread the gospel with a gospel.
Yet there is a difference between a gospel and the gospel. A gospel in the Bible is one of the four gospels written by four early disciples of Jesus Christ. The gospel is the cumulative message of Jesus Christ in his word and life, but I think the gospel is really centered on Jesus himself, his entire essence that saves sinners and gives life to the oppressed through His Spirit. The gospel is not only his life, but truth. This is outreach material.