Sermons on Authority
Matthew 8:23-27. Jesus resting in the sovereign will of the Father sleeps while the boat is tossed by the storm. The disciples, fearful for their lives, awake Him, and then become terrified at what they see.
Matthew 8:1-4 Jesus miracles attest to His identity. Here in Matthew 8-9 Jesus works 9 miracles, beginning with the healing of a man with leprosy.
Matthew 7:28-29 Jesus taught with an authority never seen before.
Hebrews 1:1-3 God is a personal God who desires to be known. He has spoken at many times and in many ways but now, personally through His very own Son, God has spoken.
Matthew 5:19 Are we free from the law, that is a question that need careful definition in its answer.
Matthew 5:18 Jesus is teaching on the authority of scripture and the fact that He is Himself the fulfillment of all that the Law and the Prophets wrote of. How seriously does Jesus take the scripture? If we follow Jesus, how seriously then should we take the scriptures?
Colossians 3:16-17. How does peace rule in the Christian community? What informs this peace and sets its boundaries? Paul say the Word of Christ is to inform the umpire of faith.
Col. 1:1-2 In Paul’s opening to this letter we can learn truth of importance to believers.
Galatians 3:23-29 If the law doesn’t save because that was never its purpose, then how is a man saved? Paul shows in his defense of justification by faith alone that it is by faith, it has always been by faith, and if any is ever saved it will always be by faith. It doesn’t matter who you are, faith is the only way to be right before the Lord.
Galatians 1:1 Who wrote it? Who was he writing to? Why was he writing? What did he say? As we approach any book of the Bible these questions need to be asked of the text if we wish to come to a proper understanding. Often, in the epistles of the New Testament, some of these questions can be answered as we consider the opening lines of the letter. These are important portions of the letter and we should not breeze…