Know Jesus' Authority
Know Jesus’ Authority
(April 2013, Week 3)
(1). Matthew 17:5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!"
(2). Matthew 8:8-9 The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not
deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. 9 For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.”
(3). Matthew 9:27-28 As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, calling out, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he had gone
indoors, the blind men came to him, and he asked them, “Do you believe that
I am able to do this?”
(4). Matthew 16:15 “But what about you?” he (Jesus) asked,
“Who do you say I am?”
(5). “As he stands at the foot of the throne, ready to ascend and
reign, He tells them, ‘All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth,’ and points them at once to ‘all the world,’ to the ‘uttermost parts of the earth,’ as the object of his and their desire and efforts... I am with you always.” [Andrew Murray, Collected Works and Sermons]
(6). Prayer thought: When we pray to Jesus, do we try to muster
up our authority or do we allow his authority to guide our prayer into what he
desires to do?