Jan 4 2012

The Authority of Jesus


This weekend at Grace Place we began a new series, “The Authority of Jesus.” The nation of Israel had long awaited the prophesied Messiah-King, but how were they (or we) to know when he arrived? The prophets foretold that he would take charge and set up a kingdom, that he would command authority both through his words and his deeds. In Matthew 8-9 there are a series of 10 miracle stories designed to show the authority of Jesus—complete and absolute authority over all things including disease, demons, danger, disability, and death. Jesus proved that he was the Messiah-King. The important question: Are we willing to summit to his authority in our lives?