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Question about Jesus' authority

The chief priests and the elders try to trap Jesus with their questions.
Contributed by LUMO project
Jesus and His disciples were in the city of Jerusalem. – Slide 1
Jesus went into the temple courts and began teaching. – Slide 2
The chief priests and the elders of the people came to hear what He was saying. <br/>They wanted to trap Him into saying something that would give them an excuse to arrest Him for blasphemy. – Slide 3
‘By what authority are you doing these things?’ they asked. ‘And who gave you this authority?’ – Slide 4
Jesus replied, ‘I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. – Slide 5
‘John’s baptism—where did it come from? – Slide 6
‘Was it from heaven, or of human origin?’ – Slide 7
They discussed it among themselves saying, ‘If we say, ‘From heaven,’ He will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.’ – Slide 8
So they answered Jesus, ‘We don’t know.’ – Slide 9
Jesus replied, ‘Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.’ – Slide 10
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