26 April 2020 (am) – Mark 11:27-33

PodcastAndy Bruins preaching from Mark on Sunday 26th April 2020.

Mark 11:27-33 Has Jesus got the right?
Jesus returns to the temple the day after clearing it and he is challenged by a delegation from the
Sanhedrin who want Him to explain why He thinks He has the authority to do these things.
They are clearly hoping that they can get a charge of blasphemy to stick, since Jesus would have to
profess to have God’s authority to do what He is doing…
But Jesus answers the question and avoids their trap at the same time.
If they agree that John was a prophet, then they should agree with what John said about Jesus!
This whole incident reveals how much the Jewish leaders hate Jesus and fear the people.

Summary: Jesus has God’s authority in all that He says and does.

Q Why do you think these religious leaders couldn’t bring themselves to submit to the authority
of Jesus?
Q In what ways might they be similar to those who reject Jesus today?
Q Look up Matthew 28:18-20 and 2 Corinthians 5:17-20. In what way is Jesus’s authority
delegated to us? What implications should this have in our lives?

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