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The Good News – A New Authority

The Good News – A New Authority


The Good News – A New Authority

Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. “The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!”

A New Authority

Mark 1:21-28 [ESV]

And they went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath he entered the synagogue and was teaching. And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes. And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit. And he cried out, “What have you to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are— the Holy One of God.” But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!” And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying out with a loud voice, came out of him. And they were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching with authority! He commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.” And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.

How Great Thou Art

O Lord my God, when I in awesome wonder
consider all the works thy hand hath made,
I see the stars, I hear the mighty thunder,
thy power throughout the universe displayed:

Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
how great thou art, how great thou art!
Then sings my soul, my Savior God, to thee:
how great thou art, how great thou art!

When through the woods and forest glades I wander,
I hear the birds sing sweetly in the trees;
when I look down from lofty mountain grandeur
and hear the brook and feel the gentle breeze; Refrain

But when I think that God, his Son not sparing,
sent him to die, I scarce can take it in,
that on the cross, my burden gladly bearing,
he bled and died to take away my sin; Refrain

When Christ shall come, with shout of acclamation,
and claim his own, what joy shall fill my heart!
Then I shall bow in humble adoration
and there proclaim, “My God, how great thou art!” Refrain

How Great Thou Art
Author: Carl Gustav Boberg;
Translator: Stuart K. Hine (1949)
Source: Swedish folk melody
Copyright: © 1949, 1953, The Stuart Hine Trust. © 1953, 1981, Manna Music, Inc. International copyright secured. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #483

Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine

Blessed assurance: Jesus is mine!
Oh, what a foretaste of glory divine!
Heir of salvation, purchase of God,
born of his Spirit, washed in his blood.

This is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long;
this is my story, this is my song,
praising my Savior all the day long.

Joyful confession: I am His own!
Following Jesus, I’m never alone.
Born of his Spirit, I am restored,
Challenged to serve my Savior and Lord. (Refrain)

Perfect submission: all is at rest,
I in my Savior am happy and blest;
watching and waiting, looking above,
filled with his goodness, kept in his love. (Refrain)

Blessed Assurance: Jesus Is Mine
Author (st. 1, 3): Fanny J. Crosby (1873)
Author (st. 2): Marie J. Post (1985)
Composer: Phoebe P. Knapp (1873)
Copyright: Public Domain, St. 2 © 1987, CRC Publications
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #490


Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
Praise Him all creatures here below.
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts.
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.

Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow
Author: Thomas Ken (1709)
Composer: Louis Bourgeois
Copyright: Public Domain
Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #638

Midi song arrangements provided by
Riverside Christian Reformed Church CCLI license #462829

The Good News
The Good News
The Good News - A New Authority

Rev. Benjamin Browneye - Pastor
Speaker: Rev. Benjamin Browneye

Pastor Ben is a 2005 graduate from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communications. He received his Masters of Divinity from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2012, and has served as a delegate to Synod in 2016.

As Pastor, Ben has a passion for preaching and teaching and has been at Riverside since April of 2013. On the personal side, Ben is an avid outdoorsmen, a loyal Detroit sports fan, and is married to his wife Ellie.

Pastor Ben seeks to preach and teach in an educational and engaging way that brings the deep truth of the Bible into our lives today for every generation.