Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


January 24, 2014

There was something about Jesus' teaching that stood out, it was unique.  Many people said he had "authority."  And that was part of the problem.

"Tell us by what authority you are doing these things?" they said.  "Who gave you this authority?"
                                              --Luke 20:2 TNIV
He had no diploma; hadn't passed a single ordination exam, and his daddy was no preacher, do you explain Jesus' authority?  The authorities refused to grant Jesus authority, but the people in the street readily said he's got it.

Yet authority is really a moot point, if we ignore him.  "Who says so?"  If Jesus is our Lord, the way we live today answers the question of authority, we cede him leadership over our lives.

Dale Patterson