“And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, ‘All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth’” (Matthew 28:18).

Jesus’ claim of all authority is absolute and exhaustive; no place within the cosmos of God’s created order is exempt from his prerogative. His self-declaration forces each of us to decide the nature of our relationship with him. For a culture that rejects established and credentialed authority for aberrant and outlier voices, this determination of what will be the authoritative guide for your life is no small thing. The direction of one’s life, and ultimate destiny, is established by the choice made.

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