The Authority of Jesus versus the Religious Gatekeepers
Jesus is seen as a threat by the upper hierarchy of the ruling religious leadership.
They were not there to welcome Jesus as he made his anti-climactic ‘triumphal entry’ a few days earlier. Their silence at his official arrival spoke volumes.
Now we see the first in a series of clashes between Jesus and the various religious parties that held sway in the religion of the day.
Their accusations can be boiled down to one loaded question: Who do you think you are? Who gave you the right to behave like this?
They didn’t like his authority.
In this message we see:
- The authority of Jesus challenged
- The authority of Jesus suppressed
- The authority of Jesus vindicated
Mark 11:27 – 12:12
David Varney, pastor Foundation Church Belfast