Jesus’ Words 21 – power and authority Mark 1:21-2:12

Jesus Words – Power / authority

What is POWER?

How do we know what power is or what is power-full?

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Power/Authority in Teaching (vv. 1:21–22; 1:35–39)

The word for authority, exousia, is related to the verb exesti, meaning “it is free” or “it is permitted.” In other words, exousiais the “sovereign freedom” of one who acts without hindrance……

Power/Authority over Demons

What to us and to you?”) Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!” 25Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, (Greek: phimotheti—literally, “Be muzzled”)….

Power/Authority over Disease

The leper says to Jesus, “If you will, you can make me clean.” In other words, “I know you are ableJesus, but are you willing?”

Jesus made a point by reaching out and touching this disease ridden man and saying, “I will; be clean.” Again this would have been amazing and downright shocking.

Power/Authority to Forgive Sin (vv. 2:1–12)

He says to him, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” And the scribes who were present flip out. And rightly so, they know that the only One with the authority to forgive sins is God alone. And so they ask in verse 7: “Why does this man speak like that?” And they accuse him of blaspheming. And they would be right to do so, if Jesus were not God in the flesh.

        Inventory previous verses:

What has he said, done – demonstrated?


     Drive out demons

     Heal disease

        ( who is this? Who can do this.)

Conclusion – Apply

     Why did Mark devote so much of beginning of his Gospel acct to the authority and power of Jesus?

       Clear demonstration = why?

There are three classes of people: those who see, those who see when they are shown, those who do not see.

Leonardo da Vinci