Bad turns to good........Vs 12
· Advance the Gospel
Does everyone know that you love Christ?
Speak the word boldly and fearlessly
· Boldly......Mark 15:43
· Fearlessly..... ἀφόβως aphóbōs;
We must preach the Gospel
· Preach..... κηρύσσω (kēryssō) vs 15
The noun, kērux (κηρυξ), means “a herald, a messenger vested with public authority who conveyed the official messages of kings, magistrates, princes, military commanders, or who gave a public summons or demand.” The English word “preach” brings to our mind, a minister of the gospel in his pulpit expounding the Word of God. But the word Mark uses here, pictures John as a herald with an official proclamation from a coming King, the Messiah of Israel. He acted as one, making a public proclamation of the news of the advent of the Messiah with such formality, gravity, and authority as must be listened to and obeyed.
· Proclaim...... καταγγέλλω (katangellō)
Defend the Gospel.......I Peter 3:15
· Defense........ ἀπολογία (apologia) a “verbal defense, a speech in defense,” is sometimes translated “answer,”
Christ is proclaimed, so rejoice!!