Jesus' Authority - Mark 1:21-34

March 26, 2022 Pastor: Terry Embke Series: The Life of Jesus Christ

Topic: Study of the Life of Christ Passage: Mark 1:21–1:34

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Sermon In A SentenceIn every deed Jesus demonstrated that His authority emanated from His position within the Godhead.

Mark 1:23-27 Just then a man with an unclean spirit was in their synagogue. He cried out, ‘What do You have to do with us, Jesus—Nazarene? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!’ But Jesus rebuked him and said, ‘Be quiet, and come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit convulsed him, shouted with a loud voice, and came out of him. Then they were all amazed, so they began to argue with one another, saying, What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey Him.”

As God’s Messiah, Jesus:

  • Had authority to teach
  • Had authority over demons
  • Had authority over disease

Mark 1:28-34 “News about Him then spread throughout the entire vicinity of Galilee. As soon as they left the synagogue, they went into Simon and Andrew’s house with James and John. Simon’s mother-in-law was lying in bed with a fever, and they told Him about her at once. So He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she began to serve them. When evening came, after the sun had set, they began bringing to Him all those who were sick and those who were demon-possessed. The whole town was assembled at the door, and He healed many who were sick with various diseases and drove out many demons. But He would not permit the demons to speak, because they knew Him.”

Luke 4:18-19

“The Spirit of the Lord… has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free the oppressed and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”