August 19, 2018

The Source of Jesus’ Authority

The Source of Jesus’ Authority

We have come in Mark’s Gospel to the last week of Jesus’ life. Starting with the present text, Jesus will now begin a series of encounters with the Jewish authorities, which will culminate in his arrest and execution. In this first encounter, the Jewish authorities confront Jesus about his actions on the previous day, when he protested in the temple. Their challenge is a question about what authority he has to give command concerning what happens in the temple.…[click on the link to continue listening or download the sermon]