The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;
I. ITS SUBSTANCE.
1. Jesus Christ is the Great Teacher.
2. The Great Atoner.
3. The Great Example.His life was in harmony with His teaching; reflecting, like a stainless mirror, the purity and benevolence of His precepts.
II. ITS DESIGN.
1. To reveal the heavenly world.
2. To prepare us for that world.Enlightenment, forgiveness, and sanctity, are the antecedents of glorification. These things come to us through the teaching, atonement, and example of Jesus. Thus the gospel makes us meet for joyful fellowship with holy angels, before the throne of God and the Lamb.
(P. J. Wright.)
Parallel VersesKJV: The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;