Mark portrays Jesus as a Servant on the move, instantly responsive to the will of his Father. He goes about preaching, teaching, and healing those in need even though his good deeds were not always appreciated by the religious folk. In the Book of Mark, Jesus commissions 12 men, that He would later call, "Apostle," to join with him in bringing the news of the Kingdom to Israel and the surrounding areas.
I sat reading chapters 1-3 this morning, and there were several stories right off the bat, that showed the compassion that Jesus had towards the common people. The first chapter basically talks about the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist, the Spirit driving him into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil, the imprisonment of John was mentioned briefly, followed by Jesus calling of the disciples. Finally, Jesus goes to Capernaum and immediately He went into the Synagogue and taught. Those who were present were amazed at His teaching. There was a man there that was possessed by a demon and he immediately recognized Jesus and started crying out saying, "Did you come to destroy us? I know who you are the Holy One of God."
It is funny to me that the demons can recognize who Jesus, but most of the religious folks of His day, did not know who He was. And even today, there are those who don't know about the saving grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jesus immediately told the demons to be quiet, because it was not the time for His ministry and mission to be uncovered. But Jesus did not leave the man in that poor state, he cast the devil out of him. When He had done so, the men in the Synagogue were amazed asking, "What new doctrine is this, by whose authority did He do this miracle.