Mk. 1:21-28; Lk. 4:31-37
The local house of worship for the Jews was the synagogue. Some of Jesus’ favorite places to teach were in these synagogues. One Sabbath, when He was teaching in the synagogue at Capernaum, He met a man with an unclean spirit.
As Jesus commanded the spirit to leave the man, the people were amazed at the authority with which He taught. After the unclean spirit was cast out, His fame spread rapidly throughout the region of Galilee and people came to Him from great distances to be healed.