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Questions of Authority

By what authority does Jesus speak and act? This question is as important for us to answer as it was for the religious leaders who challenged Jesus. In fact, it’s one of those questions that requires an answer.

When he entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?”

Matthew 21:23

By what authority does Jesus speak and act? This question is as important for us to answer as it was for the religious leaders who challenged Jesus. In fact, it’s one of those questions that requires an answer.