UNRIVALED AUTHORITY: Mark 1:21-28

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SCRIPTURE

Mark 1:21-28 21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and generic light pack dosage was teaching. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. 23 And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, 24 “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the 25 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came 27 And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” 28 And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

BIG IDEA

Directly after Jesus calls the first disciples to follow him, he begins his ministry by gathering with the people of God to teach the Word of God. In Mark 1:21-28, Jesus reveals his unrivaled authority through the way he teaches as well as the way he casts a demon out of a man by simply speaking! Those who heard Jesus’ teaching and saw his demon-exorcism were thunderstruck. They had never heard or seen anything like this. We learn at least five things from this scene: 1) Jesus made it a priority to regularly gather with the people of God as they received teaching from the Word of God. So should we. If it’s important to Jesus, it should be important to us. 2) Jesus’ words had authority because He is God, and the people hearing were thunderstruck — so should we be every how long does viagra last time we read or hear the Bible. 3) Religion can’t save you, free you, or change you. 4) Jesus can save you, free you, and change you. There’s no sin or enslavement that’s a match for his grace. 5) The One with unrivaled authority used it to sacrifice himself for sinners. “No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again” cialis coupon (John 10:18).

DISCUSSION

And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What cheap viagra have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God.”But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. (Mark 1:23-26)

1. Imagine you were one of the people in that synagogue. What would you think and do? 2. Was there anything from the sermon, big idea, or Mark 1:21-28 that stood out to you, challenged you, or confused you? 3. Which other occasions can you think of where Jesus authority is on display?

Jesus’ words had authority because He is God, and the people hearing were thunderstruck — so should we be every time we cialis-canadapharmacy.com read or hear the Bible.

4. Why should we respond the same when we read the Bible as the people did when they heard Jesus speak? Do you take the Bible seriously? Why or why not? the Bible seriously: regularly study what God says, believe what God promises, and 

Religion can’t save you, free you, or change you—but Jesus can.

5. Do you believe this is true? Why or why not? How would you explain this to someone who doesn’t really “get” the gospel? buy cialis

The One with unrivaled authority used it to sacrifice himself for sinners. “No one takes [my life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again” (John 10:18).

6. When you think on this great truth, how does can it make you confident in life and assured of Jesus’ love for you?

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