He taught them…

“Then they went into Capernaum,
and immediately on the Sabbath
He entered the synagogue and taught.
And they were astonished
at His teaching,
for He taught them
as one having authority,
and not as the scribes.”
(Mark 1:21 – 22)

He taught them as one
Having AUTHORITY

Jesus and His Disciples
Went into Capernaum

They stayed there at least
For a day and a night
Maybe a couple of days…

“immediately on the Sabbath”
Implies as soon as it was daylight
Or as soon as it was possible
To GO into the synagogue
He (Jesus) entered and taught…

Now for us – it IS church…
But how EAGER are we
To ENTER into church?

Clearly for Jesus
This was something that was
Really important
Since He did it immediately
On the Sabbath…

Surely it should be as important
For us too…?

Now the scribes were people
Who also taught in the synagogue
But clearly their teaching
Was not with authority

What is the difference?

Who do we listen to?
Do we seek to hear from God?
Or are we content to settle
For anything…?

Also, can people today
Speak and teach with authority
Just like Jesus did…?

“All authority has been given to Me…
Go therefore…”
(Matthew 28:18 – 19)

Jesus sends His Disciples out
With His authority…

But when this happened
In the synagogue for the first time
The people were astonished
At the teaching of Jesus

We NEED to sit under the
Teaching of Jesus too
But not just to learn…
But to go and do likewise

To go and speak and teach
Like Jesus…
As people with His authority

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