A New Teaching and With Authority!

18 Apr 2021 Sunday Morning Service

Psalms 16:1-11
Mark 1:21-39

16:1 Keep me safe, O God, for in you I take refuge.
16:2 I said to the LORD, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.”
16:3 As for the saints who are in the land, they are the glorious ones in whom is all my delight.
16:4 The sorrows of those will increase who run after other gods. I will not pour out their libations of blood or take up their names on my lips.
16:5 LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
16:6 The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance.
16:7 I will praise the LORD, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me.
16:8 I have set the LORD always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
16:9 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure,
16:10 because you will not abandon me to the grave, nor will you let your Holy One see decay.
16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

1:21 They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach.
1:22 The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
1:23 Just then a man in their synagogue who was possessed by an evil spirit cried out,
1:24 “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!”
1:25 “Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!”
1:26 The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek.
1:27 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 evil spirits and they obey him.”
1:28 News about him spread quickly over the whole region of Galilee.
1:29 As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew.
1:30 Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her.
1:31 So he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her and she began to wait on them.
1:32 That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed.
1:33 The whole town gathered at the door,
1:34 and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.
1:35 Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.
1:36 Simon and his companions went to look for him,
1:37 and when they found him, they exclaimed: “Everyone is looking for you!”
1:38 Jesus replied, “Let us go somewhere else–to the nearby villages–so I can preach there also. That is why I have come.”
1:39 So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons.

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