Jesus has authority because he is the Promised Messiah.
The genealogy reveal Jesus is the Messiah. (1:1-17)
“And Jesse the father of David the
King…” v. 6
The events following his birth reveal he is the King. (Matthew 1:18-23)
The Fulfillment of the prophecies demonstrate that Jesus is the Messiah King. (Matthew 1-3)
John the Baptist message declares Jesus is the Promised Messiah King. (Matthew 3:1–12)
The temptations of Jesus and his victory over all temptations make his divine uniqueness known. (Matthew 4:1–11)
The baptism of Jesus displays the full godhead at work in the story of redemption! (Matthew 3:13-17)
How should we respond to the sermon on the mount?
We should— listen, learn and live!