Luke 20:1-18 Authority

February 18, 2018

During his final week, Jesus is teaching daily in the Temple in Jerusalem. The Chief Priests, threatened by his Kingdom message, question his authority. Jesus responds to their challenges with wisdom and clarity, but they refuse to listen because they have built their lives on another authority and are not open to the work of God in Jesus.

The issue of Authority – or the basis of our beliefs and worldview – is the primary issue of this century; it sits beneath political, social, moral and theological division and confusion. But most of us are not fully aware of the authorities we are trusting or the cultural assumptions that underlie them. God, through Christ, calls us to submit all other authorities to him and to build our life on his Word–understanding ourselves and interpreting the world on Him.