Last week, Jesus revealed HIS authority by calming the winds and waves. All of the miracles of Jesus reveal HIS authority over some aspect of life, most of them touching on some theme in the religious order of his day. His authority was often challenged, but the miracles could not be denied. Even Nicodemus, a Pharisee, starts his conversation with Jesus acknowledging HIS power and authority. Jesus uses his authority to make changes, and reveals that HE is the one to make changes. Understanding the changes Jesus makes help us understand what HE expects and wants from HIS followers. In Sundays messages we explore the issues of clean and unclean. It is an idea that we no longer familiar with, but certainly has some effects on how we think about our faith.