Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.
People went to worship that day, like they always did on the Sabbath. But this day was not like all the others. Because Jesus showed up to teach!
What He said and how He said it was a source of shock to them. So were His miraculous powers.
But Jesus is first and foremost the Teacher! His ministry centered on teaching.
People were amazed by His miracles, but their hearts were captivated by His message. Healing the sick demonstrated He had God’s power and thus God’s approval. But His message revealed the very character of that God!
The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him.”
Jesus’ miracles served to confirm that He was who He claimed to be – The Son of God! But His teaching opened the way for everyone to become children of God.
Jesus is still the Teacher. He is the authority for all our questions about how to have a relationship with God.
That’s why we want to be His students too. Why we follow Him. Why we too are amazed by what we are learning from Him!