As John begins this mighty epistle, he does so by exalting the Lord, Jesus Christ. We must never lose our focus and awe of the Lord. The first few verses of the epistle set the stage for what is to follow.
1 John 1:1-4
Commitment To Christ, Christ's Exaltation, Christ Is Preeminent, Christ Exalted
Mark jumps right into the life and ministry of Jesus, proclaiming Him as the Son of God. The Gospel opens with John the Baptist, preaching a message of repentance in preparation for the coming of Christ. He too proclaimed His deity.
Faith, Repentance, True Repentance, Christ Exalted