Daily Word Of God
On the sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. And his teaching made a deep impression on them because, unlike the scribes, he taught them with authority.
In their synagogue there was a man possessed by an unclean spirit, and it shouted, ‘What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are: the Holy One of God.’ But Jesus said sharply, ‘Be quiet! Come out of him!’ And the unclean spirit threw the man into convulsions and with a loud cry went out of him.
The people were so astonished that they started asking one another what it all meant. ‘Here is a teaching that is new,’ they said ‘and with authority behind it: he gives orders even to unclean spirits and they obey him.’
Today's Pointers on God's Word
As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?
- Jesus began His public ministry with a powerful message by calling all to conversion and to believe the Good News of salvation.
- Jesus teaches and speaks with divine authority. His word brings healing and deliverance to those in need. God’s word is power and life.
- Do you believe that the Gospel is truly God’s word? Tell the Lord that you will never doubt His saving love and mercy and will conform to His word wholeheartedly.