The actions of Jesus. There is present in his actions a unique claim of authority. Jesus saw himself as one who had authority over the temple (Mk 11:15–19; compare 11:27–33), over the demons (Mk 1:27, 32–34), over the prince of demons (Mk 3:27), over sickness and disease (Mk 1:29–31, 40–45), over nature (Mk 4:35–41), over the sabbath (Mk 2:23–28) and even over death itself (Mk 5:21–43; Lk 7:11–17; Jn 11:1–44). Such actions naturally raised the question “By what authority are you doing these things? Who gave you this authority to do them?” (Mk 11:28; Jn 2:18). Such behavior carried with it a clear christological claim.