Mark 1:21-22 (NIV)
They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, 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.
This was a home church in a hometown. This crowd knew Jesus’ people. They were at church.
Then this guy comes in and starts talking and whatever it is that he says astounds people.
Let’s face it: most of us doze our way through church. How many sermons do you remember?
But Jesus is memorable and his preaching is different.. Like he knows what he is talking about. Because he does.
It is not hard to have authority when you are the author.
Jesus is the author and the finisher
The beginning and the end.
He is the Man.
And if you want an idea of what he said? Check out Matthew 5-7.
Blessed are those who listen to Jesus
For they shall hear the voice of God.