What Separated Jesus from the Rest?

Every Sunday, I take a break from writing about WorkLife, and Changing the World. Instead, I write about my imperfect understanding of God’s perfect love as my personal mission to spread His word and His love and to make a difference. You can read more Mission posts here.

What separated Jesus from the scribes and the pharisees who also taught the word of God?

Why did people follow and listen to Him instead of them?

How was He able to start a spiritual revolution?

There were some other factors such as teaching with love and speaking only the truth. 

But, another reason was that Jesus took a stand. He taught with authority. 

It's also what separates the greatest influencers such as Seth Godin, Bo Sanchez, John Maxwell, Malcolm Gladwell, and other thought leaders from those who are trying to make their voices heard. 

It's what separates the successful bloggers from those who are trying to make it in blogosphere. 

It's what separates the successful entrepreneurs from those who don't make break through the five-year wall. 

It's what separates the achievers from the dreamers. 

We all have our own dreams, ideas, and ambitions? But, are we willing to take a stand for them? Are we willing to share them to the world with authority?

"When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes." — Matthew 7:28-29