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A Day In The Life of Jesus

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF JESUS                   –            Mark 1: 21-28

This passage that was just read is a very unique passage of scripture and what makes it so unique is that it covers a full 24 hours in the life of Jesus.

In verse 21, Jesus and His disciples go to Capernaum…and on the Sabbath they go to the synagogue where Jesus teaches.

Now what Mark means here is this.

Instead, he taught with no reference to any authority except Himself.

And so Jesus teaches as “one having authority” and it was more than one man and an unclean spirit could take.

Any way, I want you to notice that the demons do something that a lot of people today don’t do and that is they recognize who Jesus is!

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!”

These demons recognized who Jesus is…in fact, in the gospel of Mark they are the only ones who do.

Let me show you something…look up at verse 1.

But look now at verse 2 and 3.

And, because God wants everyone to come to a knowledge of the truth and be saved, do you know what else God did to prove to us that Jesus is the Son of God?

Now, I want you to notice something else here…this demon recognizes who Jesus is but notice what else this demon says to Jesus: “Have you come to destroy us?”

This demon knew exactly who Jesus was…he publicly acknowledged it and yet he asks Jesus, “Have you come to destroy us?”

I have, many times, come across people who will tell you that they are saved simply because they believe in Jesus.

Now, the Jews believed in demons…and they had exorcists, and they had magic spells and incantations, and magical rites, and they were used to seeing all of that.

Now look at verses 29-34.

The main Sabbath meal was around noon after the Sabbath services were over.

Now some skeptics say, “That’s no miracle because fevers break. We have all had fevers break and hers just broke.”

But Jesus sends the fever away and strengthens her so that she can get up from that bed and go and begin to serve them.

At any rate it has been quite a day.

And when Jesus and those inside the house open the door the whole town is in the street.

Maybe it is because anyone who knows who Christ is, and yet does not manifest it in their lives, really doesn’t have anything too say!

Maybe He didn’t allow them to speak because He knows how Satan works.

But I want you to notice something here.

But that wasn’t what was important. Look at verses 35-39.             

But Jesus has been out that morning talking to His Father because something is deeply troubling Him.

So, you say, where is the crisis in chapter 1? The people love Jesus!

His miracles are leading the people to marvel and to wonder….but not to repentance and belief.

Look at Matt. 11 and verses 23-24. Look at this, he talks about Capernaum with these words.

23  “And you, Capernaum, will not be exalted to heaven, will you? You shall descend to Hades; for if the miracles had occurred in Sodom which occurred in you, it would have remained to this day. “Nevertheless I say to you that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in {the} day of judgment, than for you.”

Those are strong words.

They are like a lot of people today.

The healing and the casting out of the demons that Jesus did here was not what was really important.

What was really important here was the fact that Jesus came to preach…and His message of salvation and repentance was what they people needed to hear! And it is what people need to hear today.

So much of the time we only come to Jesus because we want Him to help us…

Healing may be what we all want…but salvation is what we need because without it nothing else really matters.

In this passage you see a lot of people come to Jesus…but they all came for the wrong reasons.

A demon in this passage has told you that Jesus truly is the Son of God.