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Jesus’ Absolute Authority

 

So far we’ve seen the authority of Jesus show up in amazing ways. He has calmed a storm with his voice, healed a leper, healed a paralyzed man, taught with greater authority than the scribes, and cast out demons. In our story today we see Jesus authority even facing insurmountable odds. The deck is stacked against him and yet he prevails.

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Lord of the Law

As we advance through the book of Mark we come to a couple of encounters that Jesus has with the Pharisees related to religious practices mandated by the law, or their interpretations of the law. Here Jesus threatens to upend the authority structure and their societal structure as a whole. And it is not received well.

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