“Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven
and on earth has been given to me’” (Matt 28:18).

Here we have commands from the supreme commander, the one
with all authority: “Therefore go and make disciples of all
nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of
the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded
you” (vv. 19-20).

When Jesus was on earth, the people saw His authority:

1.     To teach (Mark

2.     To cast out
demons (Mark 1:27).

3.     To forgive sins
(Mark 1:10).

4.     Over the wind
and the waves (Mark 4:41).

5.     To raise the
dead (Mark 5:41).

6.     To heal the
sick (Mark 5:30).

7.     To not let the
demons speak (Mark 1:34).

8.     “I have
authority to lay it down [His life] and authority to take it up again”

(John 10:18).

We are to believe and obey the one with all authority.

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