Having called the first of His disciples in last week’s passage, this week we now come to the first account of where the teaching ministry of Jesus is spoken about in detail. We will firstly be drawing three characteristics of the teaching of Jesus:
- It was undeniably authoritative.
- It was feared by the demonic world.
- It was accompanied by supernatural power.
We will then be considering in more detail the authority of Christ, making the connection that the authority of the words of Christ, is the same authority that is available to us in the Bible, the Word of God. As we continue with the gospel mission that Christ has commissioned each one of us to, it’s important that we do so with the authority of Christ, which is found in the word of Christ, while being enabled by the power of Christ.