Speaking with Authority

January 12, 2021

The people were astonished at his teaching,
for he taught them as one having authority…
(Mark 1:22)

Of course Jesus spoke with authority. He spoke with authority because He knew the truth. He knew the Word…He lived the Word…He was the Word.

What is preventing us from speaking with authority? Why are we dismissing our obligation to speak with authority?

We know the Word. We have heard the Gospel message and have full access to scripture. We live the Word. We know right from wrong. We know that all of our actions need to reflect our love of God and others. We know we are called to serve.

Finally, we are the Word. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). Jesus was the Word made flesh. He called us to be the Body of Christ. When we come together as a faith community, we are the Word.

Like Jesus, we know the truth. Like Jesus, we must speak with authority.

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