Read: Matthew 8:5-13
When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Matthew 7:28-29 (NIV84)
A visitor to Washington D.C. cannot help but be impressed and maybe a little intimidated by the architecture and design. It was designed to have that effect on visitors. Capitals are usually designed to promote the power and authority of the government. Jesus, the son of God, humbled himself and spoke of a Kingdom that was not of this world. He spoke humbly, but He was one who spoke with authority.
As Jesus began His ministry it was evident that Jesus was different in the way He spoke and the way He lived. He was a person who had authority. He was not power happy, but rather He was a person of authority. Read the account of the Centurion and consider what this says about authority and faith. Are you a person of authority or a person under authority?
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