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The Authority of Jesus (Luke 19:47-20:8)

The Authority of Jesus Luke 19:47-20:8

Luke 19:47-20:8

I. The Jewish leaders’ question

    A. The Lord’s rebuke of the Pharisees (Luke 11:37-52) and the Pharisees’ opposition to the Lord (Luke 11:53-54; 6:7)
    B. Their prejudiced question (Luke 19:47-20:2)

II. The Lord’s question

    A. John’s baptism—from God or from men? (Luke 20:3-4; John 1:6, 29, 34-36; 3:26-36)
    B. Their claim of ignorance (Luke 20:5-7)

III. Rebellion and dishonesty leaves one with no hope

    A. They refused to answer His question, so He refused to answer theirs (Luke 20:8; John 20:30-31)
    B. We must accept the truth of the gospel and obey it (James 1:21-25; Matthew 28:18; Mark 16:16)

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)