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A Study of the Gospel of Mark: Thoughts on Mark 1:21-31

Mark 1:21-28

A Day in the Life: Capernaum, Synagogues, and Jesus’ Authority – Part 1


Jesus begins His Sabbath day at the synagogue and spends time teaching there. Those hearing Him were “astonished” because His teaching was with authority. While teaching, a man who was demon possessed made himself known. The spirit cried out through the man calling Jesus the “Holy One of God,” and asking what He was going to do with them. Jesus silenced the spirit and cast it out. Those in the synagogue who witnessed everything were said to be “amazed” at the authority of His teaching and his authority over the demonic. Continue reading