Bible Themes
2000 - Jesus Christ index


What the scriptures say about

2012 Jesus Christ, authority of
The right of Jesus Christ to speak and act on his Fatherís behalf
in forgiving sin, pronouncing judgment, and promising eternal life
to those who believe him.

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Jesus Christís authority underlines his divine status
    Jn 8:28 See also Jn 8:58; Jn 14:6;
    1Co 1:24; Col 2:10

The origin of Jesus Christís authority

It is given by God the Father Jn 3:35
    See also Mt 28:18; Lk 10:22; Jn 5:26-27;
    Jn 7:16; Jn 10:18; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 17:2

His authority is limited by the Father Mk 10:40
    See also Mt 24:36; Mk 13:32; Php 2:6-8

His authority is questioned by others
    Mt 12:24-28; Mk 3:22-26; Lk 11:15-20
    See also Mt 21:23-27; Mk 11:27-33; Lk 20:1-8; Jn 2:18

Jesus' authority is seen in his works
He has authority over nature
    Mt 8:23-27; Mk 4:36-41; Lk 8:22-25;
    Mt 14:22-33; Mk 6:45-51; Jn 6:15-21;
    Mt 21:18-22; Mk 11:12-14; Mk 11:20-24

He has authority over sin
    Mt 9:1-8; Mk 2:3-12; Lk 5:18-26; Lk 7:37-38,44-50

He has authority over sickness
    Mt 8:14-15; Mk 1:30-31; Lk 4:38-39;
    Mt 20:29-34; Mk 10:46-52; Lk 18:35-43;
    Ac 3:16; Ac 4:30

He has authority over evil
    Mk 1:23-27; Lk 4:33-36; Lk 10:17

He has authority over death
    Mt 9:18-25; Mk 5:22-42; Lk 8:40-55;
    Mt 28:1-7; Mk 16:1-6; Lk 24:1-8; Jn 20:1-17;
    Lk 7:11-16; Jn 11:38-44

The authority of Jesus Christ is seen in his teaching
Jesus Christ claims authority for his own words
    Lk 4:18
    See also Mt 5:21-22,27-28; Mt 12:41-42; Mt 17:5;
    Mk 9:7; Lk 9:35; Mk 2:5,10; Mk 8:38; Mk 10:15

    The use of the phrase ďI tell you the truthĒ
    emphasises Jesus Christís authority;
    Mk 13:26,31; Jn 4:24-26; Jn 6:63; Jn 7:15-18;
    Jn 12:48-50; Jn 13:13; Jn 14:6

    The ďI amĒ sayings in Johnís Gospel emphasise
    the divine nature of Jesus Christís authority;
    Jn 15:3

His authority is recognised by others Mt 7:28-29
    See also Mt 22:33,46; Mk 1:22,27; Lk 4:32

His authority is questioned and opposed by others
    Mt 26:65-68; Lk 4:28-30

Jesus Christ delegates his authority to others
His followers preach in his name
    Mt 10:7; Mt 28:18-20

His followers continue his works
    Mt 10:1; Mk 6:7; Lk 9:1-2;
    Mt 10:8; Mk 3:15; Mk 6:13; Mk 16:17-18;
    Lk 10:1-12; Jn 14:12; Ac 3:6,16

His followers pronounce his forgiveness and judgment
    Mt 18:18; Mk 6:11; Lk 22:28-30; Jn 20:22-23;
    1Co 6:2-3

The results of Jesus Christís authority
He receives honour and glory
    Jn 5:22-23 See also Jn 11:4; Jn 17:5

He arouses amazement
    Mt 9:33; Mt 12:23

He is opposed
    Mt 12:14; Mk 3:6; Lk 6:11

He is feared
    Lk 8:37; Mt 8:34

His disciples are opposed
    Ac 16:16-24

The authority of the exalted Christ
He is Lord
    Eph 1:20; Php 2:9-11;
    Col 3:1; 1Pe 3:22; Rev 3:21

He is Lord of creation
    Col 1:16-17

He is Lord of the church
    Eph 1:22; Eph 5:23; Col 1:18

He is judge
    Ac 10:42; Ac 17:31

He is Saviour
    Jn 3:15; Jn 14:3; Col 1:19-20;
    Tit 2:13; Heb 7:24-25; Heb 9:28

He is interceder
    Ro 8:34; Heb 7:25; Heb 9:24; 1Jn 2:1




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