This Gospel Is Not the Same Old, Same Old News: January 28, 2018

Jan 28, 2018   •     •   Mark 1:21-28

I.  The Gospel Comes with Obvious Authority  

TEXT: 21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. 22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law

II.  The Gospel Comes and Shakes Things Up, Spiritually 

TEXT  23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an impure spirit cried out, 24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are—the Holy One of God!”

III.  The Gospel Is the Real Deal – It is Truth and Power

TEXT: 25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26 The impure spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.  27 The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, “What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to impure spirits and they obey him.” 28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.



“If Jesus’ words had amazed the people in the Synagogue, His deeds left them thunderstruck and astonished.”                                                                                 William Barclay


“What made Jesus unusual, if not unique, was not simply his role as an exorcist but rather his integration of the roles of exorcist, moral teacher, gatherer of disciple, and eschatological prophet all into one person.”                                        John P. Meyer


You can give the Devil too much or too little attention.                           C. S. Lewis


Do you fear the unseen forces of evil? Do you tremble at the notion of demons? Put your trust and faith in the living and sovereign God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Psalm 91:11 (NASB) says, For He will give His angels charge concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 1 John 4:4 reminds us …greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world.”                                                                                                       Billy Graham


A sour religion is the devil’s religion.”                                                  John Wesley


As you go, proclaim this message: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’  Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”                                         Matthew 10:7-8, (to His disciples)