January 28, 2018
National Bible Sunday
4th Sunday after Epiphany
Deu 18:15 Instead, he will send you a prophet like me from among your own people, and you are to obey him.
Deu 18:16 “On the day that you were gathered at Mount Sinai, you begged not to hear the LORD speak again or to see his fiery presence anymore, because you were afraid you would die.
Deu 18:17 So the LORD said to me, ‘They have made a wise request.
Deu 18:18 I will send them a prophet like you from among their own people; I will tell him what to say, and he will tell the people everything I command.
Deu 18:19 He will speak in my name, and I will punish anyone who refuses to obey him.
Deu 18:20 But if any prophet dares to speak a message in my name when I did not command him to do so, he must die for it, and so must any prophet who speaks in the name of other gods.’
Mar 1:21 Jesus and his disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach.
Mar 1:22 The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught, for he wasn’t like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.
Mar 1:23 Just then a man with an evil spirit came into the synagogue and screamed,
Mar 1:24 “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are—you are God’s holy messenger!”
Mar 1:25 Jesus ordered the spirit, “Be quiet and come out of the man!”
Mar 1:26 The evil spirit shook the man hard, gave a loud scream, and came out of him.
Mar 1:27 The people were all so amazed that they started saying to one another, “What is this? Is it some kind of new teaching? This man has authority to give orders to the evil spirits, and they obey him!”
Mar 1:28 And so the news about Jesus spread quickly everywhere in the province of Galilee.