Luke 20:1-2 ” One day as He was teaching the people in the Temple courts and preaching the Gospel, the chief priests and teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to Him. ‘Tell us by what authority You are doing these things,’ they said. ‘Who gave You this authority?’ “

The chief priests and teachers of the law didn’t like what they saw and heard.  This Jesus fellow was teaching with a command of the law they’d never seen before, and He was proclaiming the Good News of the Kingdom of God with such power and conviction that the crowds were being won over by Him…and this wasn’t good.  So when they approached Jesus that day in the Temple courts they wanted answers.  “Just who gives You the right to do this?”  For they were afraid…fearing that their power and control over the crowd was slipping.  But neither would they accept or believe where Jesus’ authority came from.  “Jesus said, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.” (Matthew 28:18)

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