Who Knew?

posted Feb 1, 2015, 4:52 PM by web feat
It wasn't what they expected. "What's going on here? A new teaching that does what it says?"

"Jesus lost no time in getting to the meeting place. He spent the day there teaching. They were surprised at his teaching—so forthright, so confident—not quibbling and quoting like the religion scholars.

Suddenly, while still in the meeting place, he was interrupted by a man who was deeply disturbed and yelling out, 'What business do you have here with us, Jesus? Nazarene! I know what you’re up to! You’re the Holy One of God, and you’ve come to destroy us!'

Jesus shut him up: “Quiet! Get out of him!” The afflicting spirit threw the man into spasms, protesting loudly—and got out.

Everyone there was incredulous, buzzing with curiosity. “What’s going on here? A new teaching that does what it says? He shuts up defiling, demonic spirits and sends them packing!” News of this traveled fast and was soon all over Galilee." (Eugene Peterson's "The Message")

Who knew someone could teach with such authority, without being authoritarian? And who knew that such straight-forward teachings could be put into action?

Based on  Mark 1:21-28.    Click here to listen to the message, and access related resources