Authority

Whose Authority? | Mark 11:27-12:27 |
‘Who do you think you are?’ ‘Where do you get your authority from?’ As we continue to follow Jesus during his final week in Jerusalem, we see his authority as he debates and teaches the so-called religious leaders in the temple. Outline Test 1: Authority (11:27-33) The rejected cornerstone (12:1-11, Isaiah 5:1-2, 7) Test 2: Politics (12:12-17) Test 3: Resurrection (12:18-27) Don’t be deceived!

Stand Firm | 1 Peter 5 |
Many of us find it a challenge to stand firm to our principles and things we value - especially when they’re challenged. In this final talk in our series ‘Hope Away from Home’ be encouraged by what God’s done for his people so we can stand firm in the truth. Outline Elders and Youngers (vv1-5) Humble prayers (vv5-7) Stand firm (vv8-14)

Submitting for Christ | 1 Peter 2:11-25 |
How should followers of Jesus relate to government and other ‘authorities’? If Jesus is the eternal king, how does that change things? This question is big at the moment, as we’ve all experienced new and regularly changing rules and instructions from those who govern us. What direction does the Bible give for us today? Outline Living to God’s glory (vv11-12) Submitting to government (vv13-17) Submitting to ‘masters’ (vv18-20) Because Christ is our suffering shepherd (vv21-25) (In this message this sermon, ‘Serving the Lord’ is referenced. Read more

Who Can Forgive Sin? | Mark 2:1-22 |
The ‘righteous’ were appalled by the company Jesus kept. But his welcome of people who are normally left out is good news for us! #Outline Authority to forgive sins (vv1-12) Audacity to call ‘sinners’ (vv13-17) Announcing the new (vv18-22)

What is this? Authority! | Mark 1:14-45 |
Jesus stood out because of his unique and unquestionable authority. As we see Jesus' authority in his words and actions, it raises the question of how we respond to him. Outline It’s time (vv14-15) Jesus has authority… to call (vv16-20) in his teaching (vv21-22) over unclean spirits (vv23-28) over sickness (vv29-39) over uncleanness (vv40-45) Life under Jesus’ authority

The Question of Authority | Luke 20:1-20 |
Just who do you think you are? (vv1-8) Just who do they think they are? (vv9-16) The cost of rejecting Jesus (vv17-20) Psalm 118, Isaiah 8, Daniel 2 Just who do you think Jesus is?