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Did He Just Say That: All Authority

November 28, 2021 / Dr. Clayton Chisum

“All Authority Has Been Given to Me” – Jesus 33A.D.

Did He Just Say That?

November 28, 2021

Dr. Clayton Chisum

One of Jesus’ most well-known statements is the Great Commission

Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)

Matthew 28:16-18 (ESV)

Jesus says “all authority has been given to me”- that’s a bold statement!


What is authority?

Authority is having the right to use power

Colossians 1:16-18 (ESV)

Another way to describe his authority is to say that…

1. Jesus is

Matthew 7:28-20 (ESV)

Hebrews 13:8 (ESV)

Jesus has always been in charge, he is in charge, and he will always be in charge.


Who gave Jesus authority?

Matthew 28:18 (ESV)

John 3:35 (ESV)

Matthew 11:27 (ESV)

John 1:1-4 (ESV)

2. Jesus

Philippians calls all Christians to be like Jesus, to walk in humility.

Philippians 2:5-11 (ESV)

Jesus, being fully God from the beginning, became fully man so he could be a complete sacrifice. This is ultimate humility.


Matthew 28:18 (ESV)

What does “all” mean?

All authority, all power, all control

3. Jesus’ authority is

The Bible proves it- he’s the creator of all things, sovereign over Satan and demons, has power over death, the boss of the church, and so much more.

The risen, reigning, King of Kings and Lord of Lords reigns over this world and over his mission with absolute sovereignty. Nothing is outside his sovereign will. Nothing is outside his sovereign will. If he is met with resistance, he either allows it for his purpose, or he overcomes it for his purposes. His sovereign purposes are never thwarted. – John Piper


Since Jesus has authority, we are to obey him.

Wave your

Philippians 2:9-11 (ESV)

This is what being a Christian is about! We have unconditionally surrendered to the call of Christ.

Galatians 2:20 (ESV)

Jesus wants all of you!

John 10:10 (ESV)

Matthew 28:18-20 (ESV)

Jesus’ authority is for our

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