Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Mark Meditations: Mark 1.14-28

* A series based on my personal meditations in the Gospel of Mark. 

Mark 1.14-28

* Jesus announces the kingdom
* Jesus calls men to be fishers of men
* Jesus teaches with authority
* Jesus casts out a demon
* Jesus is recognized as "the Holy One of God"

They were all amazed, so that they debated
among themselves, saying, "What is this?
A new teaching with authority!  He commands
even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.
Immediately the news about him spread everywhere 
into all the surrounding district of Galilee.
Mark 1.27-28

* Jesus is amazing!

* He causes debate.  His influence and presence is unmistakeable.

* The news about Jesus spreads--people are talking.  He is an event to be noticed.

* Jesus has authority to command even demons and they obey him and his word.