As Jesus’ mission and ministry begin, one of the first things he starts to reveal is his authority. Over the course of his ministry, he will eventually reveal his authority over all things. How can you determine whether an authority is real or false? Although the miracles he performs reveal his power, authority carries other dynamics in addition to those shown in the miracles. How were the people able to discern Jesus’ authority? Many things happen when God becomes present. And God is present in Jesus, His son. All of us are looking for God’s presence in our own lives. It creates and changes many things.