Jesus and the Challenge of Authority

June 12, 2022 Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: The Gospel of Mark

Topic: Authority Scripture: Mark 11:27–11:33

Text:  Mark 11:27-33


The Serious Challenge to Christ’s Authority (11:27-28)

  • The religious leaders questioned Jesus on His authority over the Temple and His teaching.
  • The religious leaders’ aim was to discredit and destroy Jesus.


The Stunning Consequence of Christ’s Question (11:29-32)

  • Jesus confounds the religious leaders with a question regarding John’s baptism.
  • The religious leaders are no match for Christ’s authoritative response. 


The Startling Conclusion to Christ’s Statement (11:33)

  • The religious leaders respond with lies to protect themselves.
  • Jesus had definitively proven His divine authority by His words and deeds.