Christ in the Bible: Markís Gospel

Christ in Markís *Gospel

An EasyEnglish Bible Commentary (1200 word vocabulary) on the Gospel of Mark

Keith Simons

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Mark chapter 11

Jesusí authority

Verses 26-33

Jesus had stopped the market at the temple (*Godís Great House). And he was teaching the people.

The leaders asked Jesus whether he had authority to do these things. Really, they meant that he had no authority. The government did not tell him to do these things. The important *priests did not tell him to do these things. All the *priests did only the things that their leaders let them do. And the teachers did the same. But Jesus was doing whatever things he wanted to do. That is what the leaders thought.

Jesus told the leaders that he was like John the *Baptist.

Nobody told John that he should *baptise. John was a *priest, but the important *priests did not give any authority to him. All the people believed that God chose John to do his work. In other words, God gave John his authority. God is more important than any person is. So John did not need any human authority.

But the leaders did not want to say that God gave authority to John. All the people believed that God had sent John. Only the leaders refused to believe him.

So the leaders would not answer Jesusí question. And Jesus would not answer their question.

Jesusí authority was from God his father. But the leaders were against Jesus.

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