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Nov 04, 2018

They Challenged His Authority

Passage: Mark 11:27-33

Speaker: Will Pavone

Series: Mark

Category: Sunday Worship

I. Why the religious leaders questioned Jesus authority II. Why Jesus response was so masterful III. What we can and cant avoid when it comes to Jesus

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"They Challenged His Authority"
Mark 11:27-33

27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priest and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them? 29 Jesus said to them, I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me.

31 And they discussed it with one another, saying,
If we say, ˜From heaven, he will say, ˜Why then did you not believe him? 32 But shall we say, ˜From man? ” they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. 33 So they answered Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.


I. Why the religious leaders questioned Jesus authority
II. Why Jesus response was so masterful
III. What we can and cant avoid when it comes to Jesus


I. Why the religious leaders questioned Jesus authority

27 And they came again to Jerusalem. And as he was walking in the temple, the chief priest and the scribes and the elders came to him, 28 and they said to him, By what authority are you doing these things, or who gave you this authority to do them? Mark 11:27-28


II. Why Jesus response was so masterful

29 Jesus said to them, I will ask you one question; answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 Was the baptism of John from heaven or from man? Answer me. [Jesus question is basically this: was John the Baptists ministry from God or not?] 31 And they discussed it with one another, saying, If we say, ˜From heaven, he will say, ˜Why then did you not believe him? 32 But shall we say, ˜From man? ” they were afraid of the people, for they all held that John really was a prophet. Mark 11:29-32

III. What we can and cant avoid when it comes to Jesus

33 So they answered Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus said to them, Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.
Mark 11:27-33