Sunday Night Bible Study: God's Perfect 'Sevenfold' Witness Of Christ Jesus In Mark Chap. 1 vs. 1-13; 1892

An excellent mini-study giving a glimpse of just one example of the perfection of God's Holy Word. - Psalms 119:96
Sevenfold Witness of Mark 1:1-13; 1892

As is well known, the number seven in scripture always represents 'completion' or 'perfection'. Here tucked away in the first thirteen verses of the first chapter of the Gospel of Mark is found God's sevenfold 'perfect witness' to His only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

The author's initials are J.W.S. and is otherwise unknown, except that he was one of the 'Plymouth Brethern' - who as a group were known for using only their initials to sign their work.
There is something very striking in the first thirteen verses which form what may be called the introduction to the gospel by Mark. They contain a rapid, but remarkably concentrated, testimony to Christ Himself. There is no genealogy, no account of His birth, no visits of wise men, nor of shepherds.

The evangelist enters at once on his line of ministry. His opening words are, "The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ." That gospel displacing, as it were, the law, and starting in all the freshness of its own peculiar message. But he announces this Christ as Son of God - a title in itself striking, when we get to see that Jesus is presented by this writer as Servant. It is the Servant-Son! The Son assumes the lowly "form of a servant." He preaches, teaches, heals, and labours; but He who deigns to do so is, at the same time, Son of God! Precious combination! read full
Mark 1:1 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God

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