Authority over Unclean Spirits
Topic: PM Service Passage: Mark 1:21–28
Christ’s authority is revealed primarily through His teaching, but it is also demonstrated and validated by His power over demonic forces.
I. Christ’s Authoritative Teaching
A. It was not like the Scribes.
B. It carried divine authority.
C. It was effective in reaching the heart.
D. It was the primary focus of His earthly ministry.
II. Christ’s Authoritative Power Over the Forces of Evil
A. The demon was real.
B. Jesus knew the demon.
C. The demon ultimately had to bow to the authority of Christ