The Authority of Jesus

November 3, 2019


Jesus has a unique encounter in the temple courtyard. There were men profiting off of selling animals and exchanging currency for the Passover celebration. In a rare case, Jesus gets physical, flipping over their tables and chasing them from the temple. Ultimately the Jewish rulers challenge Jesus’ authority. They demand a sign, Jesus points towards his coming resurrection. They reject his claim and his authority. This exchange mirrors humanity as well as our personal encounter with Jesus and his authority.

Bible References

  • John 2:13 - 25
  • 2 Peter 3:1 - 4
  • 2 Peter 3:8 - 12