Sermons

The Messiah's Authority

January 15, 2023 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: The Gospel of Mark

Passage: Mark 11:12–33

Main Idea: Jesus has the authority to grant full and total access to the Father to all who recognize his messianic authority.

The Messiah’s Authority to Abolish and Replace Temple Worship - Mark 11:15–19

  • Jesus curses a fig tree, setting up a visual display of his messianic authority
    • Mark 11:12–14
    • Luke 13:6–9
  • Jesus physically confronts those who prevent temple access and pervert temple worship for personal gain
    • Mark 11:15–18
    • Isaiah 56:7
    • Jeremiah 7:11
  • Jesus departs from the temple having parted ways with temple worship
    • Mark 11:19
    • Mark 11:11
    • Mark 13:1, 2
  • Jesus returns to the fig tree to illustrate that he, not the temple, should be the object of the disciples’ faith
    • Mark 11:20–25
    • John 2:18–22

The Unwillingness of Some to Recognize the Messiah’s Authority - Mark 11:27–33

  • The ruling, religious elite question Jesus’ authority
    • Mark 11:27, 28
  • The ruling, religious elite are unwilling to consider Jesus’ authority
    • Mark 11:29–33
    • Mark 1:9–11

So What?

  • Have I placed my faith in Jesus’ authority to offer forgiveness through his once and for all sacrifice?
    • Hebrews 9:1–14, 24

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