Friday, September 30, 2011

The Preaching Of The Amazing Servant

Mark 1:21-22

Between verses 20 and 21, Mark passed over a span of time without comment.


During those several weeks, the Lord Jesus Christ carried out His ministry in Nazareth.


He preached the Sermon on the Mount (Matt. 5-7).

He called the rest of the 12 disciples.

He suffered rejection at the hands of the people of Nazareth who even tried to kill Him (Luke 4:16-30).


As a result, He and His men left Nazareth and moved their ministry to Capernaum.


As the Lord Jesus Christ taught and ministered in Capernaum, the people there were caught up by, and carried away with, His message.

They were astonished by the things they heard and saw.


Let us see why they were astonished and amazed by the word and works of the Lord Jesus.


The Context Of His Preaching

The Lord Jesus Christ and His men went to the synagogue on a Sabbath Day.

The Lord Jesus Christ came preaching the Word of God.

And when these people heard Him preach, they were amazed!


The Character Of His Preaching

The Lord Jesus Christ spoke as One having authority.

He knew what He was talking about.

He spoke with power and understanding.

When He preached, He used the Word of God as a sharp sword.

When He spoke, hearts were pierced, souls were saved and lives were eternally altered.


The Content Of His Preaching

The people were astonished at His teaching.

It was something they had never heard before.

It left them speechless and amazed!


When the people heard the Lord Jesus Christ, they were dumbfounded.

The Lord Jesus Christ knew what He was talking about.

He preached a message of life, liberty and hope.


The Lord Jesus Christ was an amazing preacher.

And He preached an amazing message.


He preached a message of hope.

Sin may have beaten and battered our lives.

But the Lord Jesus Christ can set us free!


The message of the Lord Jesus Christ is an amazing, life-changing message.

Let us heed His message and come to Him today!

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