Monday, July 29, 2013
Who gave you the right?
The Authority of Jesus Challenged
And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests and the scribes and the elders came to him, and they said to him, “By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them?” Jesus said to them, “I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.” And they discussed it with one another, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say, ‘Why then did you not believe him? ’
Some questions to think about?
1. Who was Jesus?
2. Why did he have such authority and who gave it to Him?
3. He claimed that he had, and still has, power on earth to forgive sins! Do you believe you need forgiveness and that Jesus Christ is the only one qualified to provide forgiveness?
Thanks for thinking!
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