Message: “Authority in Word and Works” from Tom Leonard

Tom Leonard - April 7, 2013

Authority in Word and Works

Authority in Word and Works How do we know that Jesus is the Messiah (Anointed One)? Main Point: Jesus’ claim on us as the Messiah is confirmed by the authority and power in His words and works You can’t be neutral about Jesus – either you embrace and follow Him or reject Him and be lost! Jesus is fulfilling His commission as the ‘Anointed One’ (Messiah) (verses 18-19) 1. The authority in Messiah’s message demands our attention. (verses 18-19) ‘Authority’ (Greek – exousia) = delegated power/capacity. Luke 20:2 *His message > ‘Repent, the Kingdom of God is here.’ (in the person of the Messiah)Mark 1:15 Verse 32 They were amazed/overwhelmed – shocked! 2. The unclean spirit was terrified of Jesus the Messiah, then tried to distract, derail, and discredit Him.(verses 33-35) ‘Destroy’ = do away with completely. I John 3:8 3. The power in Messiah’s work calls us to believe!(verses 36-37) ‘Power’ (Greek – dunamis) = inherent capability to do the miraculous. ‘Power’ (Greek – dunamis) = inherent capability to do the miraculous. Jesus silences (muzzles!) the unclean spirit, then commands it out of the man. They were again amazed - shocked at His command, but He calls us to embrace and follow Him as Messiah! Psalm 77:13-20 John 6:26

Scripture References: Luke 4:31-37, Luke 20:2, 1 John 3:8, 1 John 77:13-20, John 6:26

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