The Authority Of Jesus

Making Himself Known

Gavin Rodgers | Sun, 30th Jan 2022

The word 'authority' can sometimes have negative connotations. For some of us, it speaks of having someone bossing us around and removing our freedom. For others, they may think of 'authorities' which, depending on where you are from in the world, can have a really negative effect. The authority of Jesus though is something different.

 

In this passage we see Jesus demonstrate his authority in a number of ways; over the elements as he calms a storm, over sickness and illness as he heals a paralysed man and even the authority to forgive sins. By revealing his authority Jesus is making us aware of who he is, and why he is worth following. This is the sort of authority that will never leave us feeling negative!

 

More from this series:

Come the Revolution
Heaven
Renewal Of All Things
Matthew 22: 23-45
31st Jul 2022

What do we think about when we think of heaven? Raj talks about Jesus' encounter with the Sadducees. The video that was played in this talk can be viewed at https://youtu.be/Zy2AQlK6C5k

 

Raj Saha
26
Come the Revolution
A Challenge
Cookies Or A Banquet?
Matthew 21:28 - 22:14
24th Jul 2022

As we enter the final week of Jesus' life we see another encounter with the religious leaders. In these three parables about some sons, a vineyard and a banquet we see Jesus challenging the Pharisees about their response to him. The challenge is there for us today too. Do we come in and enjoy the banquet, or stay outside eating cookies?

 

Gavin Rodgers
30
Come the Revolution
Son Of David
Approaching Jerusalem
Matthew 20: 29 - 21: 11
17th Jul 2022

Whilst Jesus being called 'Son of David' might sound strange to us, there was a definite reason why this name was being used. Shirley talks about what we can learn from these encounters.

 

Shirley Graham
28
Come the Revolution
Greatness
First And Last
Matthew 20: 20-28
10th Jul 2022

When the mother of two of Jesus' disciples comes with a request for her sons, Jesus uses it to teach about what true greatness looks like.

 

Raj Saha
26