- 1 year ago
At the end of the Sermon on the Mount Matthew talks about people being astonished because Jesus spoke as one who had authority (Matthew 7:28- 29 And when Jesus finished these sayings the crowds were astonished at his teaching for he was teaching them as one who had authority). In the following two chapters (Matthew 8-9) he goes on to give us 14 ways Jesus proved this authority by His actions. In Matthew 8-9, Matthew is trying to get us to see that it is not only the authority of a King, but also the authority of our great God.
In America today we seem to have a problem with authority because we don’t like anyone having the ability to say what is right or wrong for our lives other than ourselves.