First Reading: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
15: "The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brethren -- him you shall heed --
16: just as you desired of the LORD your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, `Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, or see this great fire any more, lest I die.'
17: And the LORD said to me, `They have rightly said all that they have spoken.
18: I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brethren; and I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
19: And whoever will not give heed to my words which he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.
20: But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in my name which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that same prophet shall die.'
Psalm: Psalms 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
1: O come, let us sing to the LORD; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!
2: Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!
6: O come, let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!
7: For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. O that today you would hearken to his voice!
8: Harden not your hearts, as at Mer'ibah, as on the day at Massah in the wilderness,
9: when your fathers tested me, and put me to the proof, though they had seen my work.
Second Reading: 1 Corinthians 7:32-35
32: I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to please the Lord;
33: but the married man is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please his wife,
34: and his interests are divided. And the unmarried woman or girl is anxious about the affairs of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit; but the married woman is anxious about worldly affairs, how to please her husband.
35: I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
21: And they went into Caper'na-um; and immediately on the sabbath he entered the synagogue and taught.
22: And they were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one who had authority, and not as the scribes.
23: And immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit;
24: 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."
25: But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him!"
26: And the unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him.
27: 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."
28: And at once his fame spread everywhere throughout all the surrounding region of Galilee.