The Authority of Jesus (Luke 4:31-44)

Authority of Jesus

Luke 4:31-44

INTRO. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me” (Luke 4:16-30)

I. His authority in teaching (Luke 4:31-32)

    A. When what we want (tradition) trumps what God wants (revelation), then we are in trouble (Matthew 7:28-29; 15:3-9; Colossians 3:16)
    B. We must look at what Christ commanded (Ephesians 5:23; Matthew 28:18-20)

II. His authority over the supernatural/spiritual realm (Luke 4:33-37)

    A. Demon possession in Scriptures (Mark 9:22)
    B. Why did Jesus forbid the unclean spirit from testifying? “Consider the source”
    C. The people were astonished, and Jesus’ fame spread

III. His authority over disease (Luke 4:38-44)

    A. Peter’s mother-in-law (Luke 4:38-39)
    B. Compassionate healing (Luke 4:40-41; Matthew 14:14; 20:34; Mark 1:41)
    C. The reaction of the people: “Don’t go!” (Luke 4:42-44)

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