Jeremy Jernigan – Executive Pastor of Creative Arts
This weekend we looked at the second passage in our Arrival series. Here, Jesus is in the temple on multiple days and has a standoff with the religious leaders both times. As the resulting conflict ensues in Luke 19:45-20:8, we see a key question thrown at Jesus: what authority do you have?
Some other quotes and verses included:
“You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” St. Augustine
“Faith is more like a marriage (sometimes a rocky marriage) than a science experiment.” Daniel Taylor, The Skeptical Believer
John 5:39-40 “You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life.”
“The all-important center of the Christian faith is not anything we believe; it’s the person of Jesus Christ, with whom we are invited to have a life-giving relationship.” Greg Boyd, Benefit of the Doubt
Through all of this discussion we see that although we all want to be the one in charge, we are not adequate for the authority we crave. Only when we submit to Christ’s authority do we allow ourselves to join into the bigger story that God is telling throughout history.