Jesus, working in us; Jesus, working through us …

"I will build my church" (Matthew 16:18). These words of Jesus call us to think about what we're doing. Is there too much of ourselves, and not enough of Jesus? There is work for us to do - but there's something that's more important than our working for Jesus. It's Jesus, working in us, and …

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Moving forward with God …

"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer" (Acts 2:42). "We preach Christ crucified" (1 Corinthians 1:23). Some things that were important - and are still important! Make sure that you're devoted to the right things - and preaching the right message! Have we outgrown the priorities, …

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Spiritual power …

Praying Through God's Word

What is spiritual power? Where does it come from?

Does spiritual power come from? Does it come from within ourselves?

Jesus tells us that it comes from somewhere else. It’s “power from on high” (Luke 24:49). It’s the “power” of “the Holy Spirit” (Acts 1:8).

What happened on “the day of Pentecost”? Did Jesus’ followers discover spiritual power within themselves? No! They received power from on high – “from heaven”: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts  2:1-4).

As we read on in the book of Acts, we see the Lord’s servants moving forward in the power of the Holy Spirit: “they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).

When the power of the Holy Spirit is working through the preaching of God’s word, Jesus is exalted. The vital connection between the working of the Holy Spirit…

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Look Beyond The Servants Of God – To The God Whom They Serve.

Peter points away from  himself to Jesus (Acts 3:12-16). What he's emphasizing is this - This is more than what I say about Jesus. It's what the prophets said about Him. This was God speaking through the prophets (Acts 3:18)."The power of Jesus Christ" (Acts 4:10) - This is more than the healing of one …

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