Read Matthew 21.23-27

“When He entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to Him while He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things, and who gave You this authority?”

(Matthew 21:23)


This became a pretty popular saying a few years back. It was probably started by a couple of kids on the playground and became the mantra for many young adults. And even though it sounds cute, its very telling of the human condition. We don’t like anyone to have authority in our lives – let alone be our boss. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were no different. When God showed up on their doorstep, they were unwilling even to yield to Him. It’s imperative as His disciples that we get a handle on the authority of Christ and surrender our lives accordingly. It’s called Lordship and if we can’t make Him Lord in our lives, we arent disciples at all. Is there any area of your life where Jesus doesnt have complete authority?

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