Fearlessly proclaiming the Gospel

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The authority in which I profess my faith

(Mark 1:21-22) 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.

(Mark 1:27) And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even unclean spirits and they obey him.”

Jesus’ first appearing to the disciples after his crucifixion, and ascension. He is headed toward Capernaum where the work of the would begin. For those who believed, this was a much welcomed event, For others, His coming was a threat.

(1:22) They were astonished at His teaching because unlike the scribes, He was teaching them as one having authority.

Jesus taught against the treasured traditions of religious law (Torah) and with the conviction of the Holy Spirit. (6:2) When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard Him were astonished. “Where did this man get these things?” they said. “What is the wisdom given to Him and how are these miracles performed by his hands?”.
He received His power and authority from the Father, the source far greater than Himself. We receive power through the blood of the cross, and the in-dwelling Holy Spirit. This is the gospel we preach.

The truth causes fear:

Chap 3. This movement must be stopped! Jesus’ preaching, and performance of miracles went against religious Law, and undermined the authority of the Pharisees (Mark 3:1-2) 1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. 2 And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so they might accuse him.

Proof?! You want Proof, Proof is easy, Now, Faith, takes work. P. Jillette

Countless miracles were witnessed that attested to the true identity of Jesus Christ the Mesaiah. These accounts is the substance of our faith.

 

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