“Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely.” We’ve seen it happen over and over again. It’s interesting how we’re all both attracted to power and authority, and frightened of it—attracted to it ourselves—but frightened of it in others. People are attracted to power and authority—always believing naively, that it will be their salvation. But in the hands of men, great power and authority will inevitably be abused—even by those who would wish not to. We’re going to see this morning that Jesus surprised people because: He taught with authority, and He exercised power, but He did both with compassion! And though He was powerful, He refused to be monopolized by those who wanted it.
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