Chapter 11 – Power Principle 5: Power, Faith, And Works

OBJECTIVES:

Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Define faith.
  • Identify levels of faith.
  • Identify types of faith.
  • Explain how faith can be increased.
  • Summarize the relationship between power, faith, and works.

INTRODUCTION

In Matthew 17, the disciples tried to cast a demon out of a child, but failed. When they brought him to Jesus, He was able to heal him.

The disciples asked Jesus, “Why could not we cast him out?” Jesus answered. . .

. . . Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a
grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to
yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto
you. (Matthew 17:20)

In this incident Jesus shared an important principle of spiritual power: Power must operate in faith in order to work the works of God. Faith is man’s response to God’s power:

. . . All things are possible to him that believeth. (Mark 9:23)

This chapter deals with the relationship between power, faith, and works.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.