Matthew 7:28 – 8:4: The Authority of Jesus

Matthew 7:28 – 8:4: The Authority of Jesus

We are told by the Gospel writer Matthew that the crowds were amazed at Jesus and specifically intrigued by His authority. What type of authority did Jesus have? How did He show it? Directly after expressing his authority in His teaching, Jesus shows His authority in his acts of power over disease as well as His authority over nature. But these miracles are more than mere wonders, they point to something beyond themselves.