The question of authority is important. We all have a source of authority in our lives, someone or something that guides and drives us, something that rules. For most of us, like the Sanhedrin in today’s story, it is ourselves. We are not really interested in surrendering that rule to anyone else.
However, we must. And that someone else is God. His authority will eventually be recognized by everyone (every knee will bow, every tongue confess, that Jesus is LORD), better to do so now than before you stand before God in judgment.
Reality is where we all live. Regardless of our mountaintop experiences with God, we must come back to reality. The same was true of Jesus' disciples. In this sermon, Pastor Scott looks at how we adjust to reality and how our faith in Jesus is strengthened. We are encouraged to be honest about our doubts, learn from failure, and develop a vibrant prayer life.