Thoughts to Consider:

  • Jesus lived and taught with authority on earth
  • Jesus sits in the place of authority and judgement now
  • The church does not have the ulitimate authority but Jesus has commanded us to teach, speak, and live with His authority
  • Peter spoke with this authority at the day of Pentecost (Acts 2)
  • Peter healed the lame man at the gate with this authority (Acts 3)
  • Stephen spoke with this authority in front of his executioners (Acts 7)
  • Are you living with Jesus’ authority?

28 And when Jesus finished these sayings, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, 29 for he was teaching them as one who had authority, and not as their scribes.

— Matthew 7:28-29