13 Jesus exercised authority in three areas: 1. Jesus exercised authority in teaching.
14 LUKE 4:31 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee.
16 LUKE 4:31 31 Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbath.
17 LUKE 4:32 32 They were astonished at his teaching because his message had authority.
18 Jesus exercised authority in three areas: 2. Jesus exercised authority over demons.
19 LUKE 4: In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who cried out with a loud voice,
20 LUKE 4: Leave us alone! What do you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you arethe Holy One of God!
21 Observations about the demonic: 1. Satan and demons do exist.
22 REVELATION 12:9 9 So the great dragon was thrown out-the ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the one who deceives the whole world. He was thrown to earth, and his angels with him.
23 Observations about the demonic: 2. The demonic can and do have influence and power over people.
24 Observations about the demonic: 2. The demonic can and do have influence and power over people. Directly
25 LUKE 4: In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who cried out with a loud voice,
26 LUKE 4: Leave us alone! What do you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you arethe Holy One of God!
27 REVELATION 12:10 10 Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say, The salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God and the authority of his Christ have now come, because the accuser of our brothers and sisters, who accuses them before our God day and night, has been thrown down.
28 Observations about the demonic: 2. The demonic can and do have influence and power over people. Directly Indirectly
29 2 CORINTHIANS 4:4 4 In their case, the god of this age has blinded the minds of the unbelievers to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
30 EPHESIANS 2:1-2 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously lived according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit now working in the disobedient.
31 JOHN 12:31 31 Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
32 2 CORINTHIANS 11:14 14 And no wonder! For Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
33 Observations about the demonic: 3. The demonic know who Jesus is.
34 LUKE 4: In the synagogue there was a man with an unclean demonic spirit who cried out with a loud voice,
35 LUKE 4: Leave us alone! What do you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you arethe Holy One of God!
36 JAMES 2:19 19 You believe that God is one. Good! Even the demons believe and they shudder.
37 LUKE 4:34 34 Leave us alone! What do you have to do with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us?
38 Observations about the demonic: 4. Jesus has absolute power and authority over them.
39 LUKE 4: But Jesus rebuked him and said, Be silent and come out of him! And throwing him down before them, the demon came out of him without hurting him at all.
40 LUKE 4: Amazement came over them all, and they were saying to one another, What is this message? For he commands the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they come out!
41 LUKE 4: And news about him began to go out to every place in the vicinity.
42 Jesus exercised authority in three areas: 3. Jesus exercised authority over physical existence.
43 LUKE 4: After he left the synagogue, he entered Simon s house. Simon s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked him about her.
44 LUKE 4: So he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up immediately and began to serve them.
45 LUKE 4: When the sun was setting, all those who had anyone sick with various diseases brought them to him. As he laid his hands on each one of them, he healed them.
46 LUKE 4: Also, demons were coming out of many, shouting and saying, You are the Son of God! But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Christ.
47 Why does this matter?
48 Jesus doesn t demonstrate His authority simply to prove that He has authority, but to demonstrate to us that His authority is good.
49 PSALM 119:1-2 1 How happy are those whose way is blameless, who walk according to the Lord s instruction!
50 PSALM 119:1-2 2 Happy are those who keep his decrees and seek him with all their heart.
51 COLOSSIANS 1:13 13 He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.
52 COLOSSIANS 2: And when you were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, he made you alive with him and forgave us all our trespasses.
53 COLOSSIANS 2: He erased the certificate of debt, with its obligations, that was against us and opposed to us, and has taken it away by nailing it to the cross.
54 COLOSSIANS 2: He disarmed the rulers and authorities and disgraced them publicly; he triumphed over them in him.
55 REVELATION 21:3-4 3 Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God.
56 REVELATION 21:3-4 4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away.
57 What should our response be to His good authority?
58 ROMANS 12:1 1 Therefore, brothers and sisters, in view of the mercies of God, I urge you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God; this is your true worship.