Unbelief hindered the disciples from exorcising a dumb and deaf spiritMark 9:14-29.

When Peter, James, and John saw the Transfiguration of Jesus on the mount, the rest of the disciples were ministering nearby. But whenever they ministered when Jesus was absent, they quickly found themselves in trouble. And this time, as soon as the crowd saw him returning from the mountain, they flocked to him for healing and deliverance.

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Jesus delivered a demonized Gentile while traveling through hostile territory, demonstrating his authority over SatanMark 5:1-20.

The declaration that Jesus had come to the “other side of the sea” links this next story to the preceding incident when he calmed the storm. His plan to crossover the Sea of Galilee set in motion the series of events that followed. Having calmed the storm, he next encountered the demonized man who had a violent “storm” raging within – (Mark 5:1-20).

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The crowds welcomed Jesus because of his miracles, only demons recognized him as the Son of GodMark 3:7-12.

The third chapter of Mark describes several incidents that occurred while Jesus was proclaiming the gospel in Capernaum. At one point, eager to see his healing powers, the crowd thronged him to the point it became necessary for Christ to speak from a boat along the shoreline. But in the middle of his preaching, demons began to declare that he was the “Son of God.”

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Jesus demonstrated his authority over Satan by driving his forces out of the children of God Mark 1:21-28.

During the temptation in the wilderness, Jesus defeated Satan, and afterward, the effects of that victory were demonstrated by his exercising authority over demonic forces in Capernaum. The town was located on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee and straddled the major trade route between it and the city of Damascus.

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