WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?
Authority is so basic. We all want to know who is in charge. Who calls the shots? Most controversies in the church are really about authority. How much I have! How much you have! Who gets the absolute last word!
What Does The Bible Say?
Ephesians 1:22 says...And He has put all things under His feet and has made Him the head over all things for the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.
Matthew 28:18-20 says...And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
These two passages clearly teach...
1. Jesus is the head (ruler) of the church.
2. Jesus has all authority.
3. If Jesus has all authority, I have no authority.
We love Jesus as our Savior. It is time we submit to Him as Lord. It is time that His word becomes our law. It's time we quit voting. It's time we quit maneuvering for authority.
Is it possible for you to pray the prayer of Jesus?
"Not my will, but thine be done."