The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
This expression suggests —
I. Unexampled LOVE.
II. A glorious EPOCH. To it all the old converge, from it all the old radiate. It was the planting of a moral sun in man's heavens, the opening of a living fountain in man's desert.
III. A magnificent PROGRESS. The beginning seemed very unpropitious and unpromising. For remedial truth was shut up in the breast of one lonely man, and He the son of a Jewish peasant. But what has it become? The solitary seed covers many acres with precious grain, the little spring has swollen into a majestic river, bearing on its bosom the soul of the world to a higher civilization, a purer faith, and a diviner morality.
Parallel VersesKJV: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;