Speak With Authority
As the teaching ended, a hush fell over the crowd that was gathered on the mountainside. They were astonished by what they had just heard, “for he taught them as one having authority . . .” (Matthew 7:29). What was the source of the authority by which Jesus spoke? As the Son of God, He explained the commands that He had received from His heavenly Father, and He often shared them in the context of real-life situations.
When we teach Christ’s commands out of our own life experiences, we can speak with greater authority.