Authority

When Jesus preached on earth, many people were surprised by what He said. They were surprised that Jesus spoke with authority. When He told an evil spirit to leave, it left right away! When Jesus told you the man with leprosy to hold out his hand, the man obeyed and he was healed!
Where did Jesus get His authority? God gave Jesus the authority to do good things on earth. In verse 18 of our Bible Reading, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth is given to me.” Then Jesus continued to command His followers to “go and make followers of all people in the world” (verse 19a).
Because we are Jesus’ followers, this command is for us, too. If you are a Christian, it is your job to tell other people about Jesus. Then you need to baptize these people (verse 19b) and teach them to obey Jesus’ commands, too (verse 20a).
Today you may have an opportunity to tell someone about Jesus. Don’t be afraid! Obey Jesus’ command.