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One thing people usually think about when they think about God is his power. Sometimes they think that power is good such as when it helps them. Other times they think that power is bad such as when it seems to bring hurt and pain. We pray to God believing in his power, but many times, if we are honest, we wonder if he can really keep those promises. We pray to God because we know we are supposed to, but do you ever in your prayer wonder if God can really do what you are asking him to do? You would probably never say that, but perhaps it is in your mind. Or perhaps those are the prayers you don’t pray because you are not convinced that God can do it. One of the comforting teachings of the Bible is that Christ is powerful over all things and he is for his church. His power and his authority is now being put to work to help his body, the church. Today, we see how his power from the resurrection gives us hope as a church in this age.
Sometimes those nearest to the external blessings of the gospel are the farthest off from genuine faith. So it was with the Jewish nation, though God’s intention was for the salvation of the nations, it was first to the Jews. Yet, despite the consistent display of Christ Authority, His Deity, it was not those nearest the promises who believed, but the faith of the Gentiles that exalted Christ authority. It is this we will see in our Lord’s encounter this morning: 3 Reasons to take seriously the Authority of Christ and the Finality of Faith, since eternity is real: (1) (B/C) Christ’s Authority should produce humble faith; (2) (B/C) Faith in Christ’s Authority determines eternal destiny; (3) (B/C)Christ’s Authority is decisively confirmed