Jesus’ work leading up to His crucifixion consisted mainly of four things:
In our passage, we see an example of His teaching – which is the kind of teaching that advances the kingdom: teaching with authority. We focus on two things:
We are challenged to seek the same authority as we testify of Christ to others. Unbelievers are cautioned not to continue to reject the message of the Gospel that comes in the power of the Spirit, as this is not a safe way to behave.