Jesus and his disciples came to the town of Capernaum, and on the next Sabbath Jesus went to the synagogue and began to teach. The people who heard him were amazed at the way he taught , for the he wasn’t like the teachers of the Law; instead, he taught with authority.
Jesus then a man with an evil sprit came into the synagogue and screamed, “What do you want to with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Are you here to destroy us? I know who you are—you are God’s holy messenger!”
Jesus ordered the sprit, “Be quiet, and come out of the man!”
The evil sprit shook the man hard, gave aloud scream, and came out of him. The people were all so amazed that the 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 sprits, and they obey him!”
And so the news about Jesus
spread quickly everywhere in the province of Galilee.