The amazing authority of Jesus Christ
We learned last week how Jesus’ first followers were invited to investigate Him, then be included with Him, then be involved with Him in learning His ministry and ultimately to have the closest intimate spiritual relationship through the Holy Spirit dwelling in them. Now we need to observe what Jesus wanted them to know about Him and His ministry, for one day it would be theirs, as well.
With that in mind, we focus now on the accounts Mark records of Jesus displaying His amazing authority. We will look at several encounters He has, and how each time, those observing him are “amazed at His authority!”
It is a good idea for us to try to see these encounters through fresh eyes, imagining we were part of those scenes and being awestruck at something that had never been seen before. Then we will also be amazed at Jesus’ authority!