We are in a section of Mark’s gospel where the key message is that we would see the authority of Jesus. We have seen the authority of Jesus over the lives of people, who drop all they are doing to follow Jesus (1:16-20). We have seen the authority of Jesus in his words, teaching as one with authority like no other. The authority of Jesus is seen in casting out the unclean spirit, simply by saying the words, “Be silent, and come out of him.” Jesus also has authority over sickness, healing Simon’s mother-in-law. Jesus is healing many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons, displaying his great authority. The next two events that are recorded to reveal the authority of Jesus show us magnificent images of who Jesus is and why he came. Read Mark 1:40-45.
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