Exorcism stories can always be a bit disjointed to read. We can understand and sympathize with other miracles of Jesus (control of the weather, feeding the hungry, healing the sick), but exorcism stories seem so distant and different. But there’s more to this story than Hollywood sees. This is a story about authority, and Jesus has it – authority in his teachings, authority in his actions, and authority over evil itself. But is the authority of Jesus one we recognize and to which we submit our lives, or does Jesus have to compete with other authorities?
Our scriptures this week include the passage Chess is discussing, Mark 1:21-28, as well as Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Psalm 111, and 1 Corinthians 8:1-13.

Our Worship this Week

Suggested Order of Worship for our virtual services.

Hymns for the Week

Be encouraged this week by these songs. You can find our playlist here on Spotify.

A Shield About Me (Zoe)
Great Are You Lord
The Voice of the Lord
Healing Grace
Make Me More Free
I Must Tell Jesus
All to Us

One Response to “Authority”

  1. Donnis Crump says:

    evil moves out!
    we have all known evil
    what authority do we submit to?

    January 6

    Great sermon!