Mark 1:21-28

21 And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and 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 Holy One of God.” 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 out of him. 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.

One response to “Mark 1:21-28

  1. I have never thought about what the clergy and priesthood did with the possessed before Christ. It seems clear that those in the temple knew this person and knew that he was possessed. But here, in this passage, the evil spirit first comes into contact with the One who must be obeyed.

    In this passage we learn that Christ teaches Scripture with authority, and He commands spirits with authority. He is in direct contrast to the spiritual leaders that they knew and His authority signals the arrival of the new covenant.

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