…About Jesus’ Authoritative Teaching

Second in the series “Why Should I Even Care?”

Matthew 7:24-29

Main Point:  The content of Jesus’ teaching is absolutely vital to constructing a truly good life.

  1. Jesus’ teaching is the solid foundation for our lives [24-25]
    1. Deuteronomy 4:4-6
    2. 1 Corinthians 3:11
    3. Isaiah 28:16
  2. There is no other solid place to ground our lives [26-27]
    1. Ezekiel 33:31-32
    2. 2 Peter 1:5-7
  3. The brilliance of Jesus’ teaching is truly startling [28-29]
    1. Authority is:
      1. The ability to preform an action, or even a possibility of influence, without hindrance.
      2. A responsible autonomy that has the right, permission, freedom, enablement to act within an appropriate sphere of influence.
      3. Jurisdiction of an office bearer in the legal order of a government.
      4. Supernatural powers in the spiritual world.
      5. The absolute, deciding, creative power of God.
    2. Deuteronomy 18:17-19
  4. Applications and Next Steps:
    1. What content do you tend to pay more attention to in your life than Jesus’ teachings?
    2. What percentage of our life is founded upon his authoritative instructions?
    3. What is your response to Jesus’ authority today?