Authority is as important in the kingdom of God as serving is. Why? Without understanding Jesus' authority we will never understand the authority that He has given us. Authority is not pointing a finger and telling people what to do. It is about knowing who has the power and how to wield that power. As followers of Jesus Christ we know that all power in Heaven and on Earth has been given to Him by His Father and He in turn has given that power to us. Wow, that is pretty amazing and with that power comes the responsibility to use it for His glory and the benefit of His creation.