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Jesus Thinks Too Much of Himself (Matthew 8:23–9:13)

“Authority” is one of those difficult words to deal with. In Australia, we’d rather you don’t make a big deal about your authority. Around the world, authority is often abused at the cost of the vulnerable. In today’s passage, Jesus makes a big deal about his authority. But unlike the world, Jesus exercises his authority on behalf of the vulnerable in order to raise them up.