Mark 1:21,22,34 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. … And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him.
Mark 1:21-34 gives us a glimpse into a day in the life of Jesus. Keep in mind that this day would be the first “seminary” lesson for Peter, Andrew, James, and John. It begins with Jesus teaching in a synagogue on a Sabbath day. It is noted that when Jesus taught, He taught with authority and power. Rabbis typically taught quoting another rabbi’s interpretation of Scripture. Jesus taught, “It is written” – nothing more, nothing less, nothing else. While Jesus is ministering The Word, He has an occasion to rebuke an unclean spirit. Ironically, this unclean spirit knew that Jesus was “The Holy One of God”.
After He left the synagogue, Jesus entered in the home of Peter and Andrew, along with James and John. According to Luke’s account of this situation, Peter’s wife (Peter was married!) had a great fever, and Jesus touched her hand and rebuked the fever (Luke 4:38,39). (This was the very same phraseology that was used when He reproved the unclean spirit.) She was healed immediately, after which she arose and ministered unto Him.
That evening, people brought unto Jesus those who were sick with all kinds of diseases and demon-possessed. Jesus laid hands on every one of them and healed them, thus fulfilling the prophecy of Isaiah 53:5: “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.”
This day in the life of Jesus is a demonstration of His authority and power over souls and bodies that are bound by demonic powers and diseases.