Chapter 15 – Power Principle 9: Power Of Authority


Upon completion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Write the Key Verse from memory.
  • Explain why you must be under authority in order to exercise authority.
  • Explain how Jesus was a man of authority under authority.
  • Identify structures of authority God has established in the Church.
  • Identify structures of authority God has established in the home.
  • Explain the structure of authority God has established in work relationships.
  • Give a reference which explains the relationship of believers to government authorities.


From the creation of the world, God has worked to bring order out of confusion. One way He has done this is to establish structures of authority in every area of life. The greatest and highest authorities are God Himself, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

God has also established structures of authority which affect your life. These authorities are important if you desire spiritual power. If you are not properly under authority then you cannot exercise authority.

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.