Mark 1: 21 - 28

4th Sunday in ordinary time, year B.


1) What are your initial thoughts or reactions to the text?

2) How have your own experiences of human authority affected how you relate to the concept of God’s authority: are their experiences which have helped or hindered your understanding?

3) The word translated as authority here, could also be translated as power … do you feel more at ease with the idea of God’s power or God’s authority?

4) Where in the Jesus story: in the teaching, in the miracles, in something else … do you most identify Jesus’ authority (or power)?

5) Do you recognise God’s authority: what does that look like for you / mean to you?