Posts Tagged ‘Power’

Power

February 5, 2019

Electricity is so important to our way of living that if the power goes out we have a problem functioning. The SOS Events office was closed yesterday and today because of electrical problems that needed to be resolved. The whole property including 2 offices, workshop and Curtis home was without electricity. No work could be done so nothing was accomplished.

As Christians we have a source of Power in our lives to get things done. That Power is the Holy Spirit. Sometimes, the power gets shut off because of sin, indifference or disobedience. Spiritually, nothing gets done. No souls are won because we don’t witness, prayers are not answered because we don’t pray and the worst thing,we have no fellowship with our Savior, Jesus. If our Power is damaged, let’s get it repaired. Repent and renew our relationship with the Lord. Ask His forgiveness. He is waiting to restore the Power in our lives.

Romans 15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Acts 1:8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

GOD Is My Strength

October 14, 2018

Are You Glorifying God?

August 19, 2018

“Are the things you are living for, worth Jesus dying for?” Adrian Rogers

Our body should glorify God in three ways, PRAYER, POWER and PRAISE. Prayer without ceasing, power to win souls and praising God continually. Again the question, Are you glorifying God?

1 Corinthians 6:20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

Hard Things

June 17, 2016

Sometimes as Christians we have to do things that are really hard. Standing for your convictions when everyone else is going along with the crowd. Telling the truth when it would be easier to not say anything to avoid hurting someone’s feelings. Witnessing to a close friend or relative when you know they will reject the gospel. Forgiving someone who has seriously hurt you.

These are just a few things that we may be called on to do. But we have the power and strength to do whatever is hard because God is with us in every situation and will bless our efforts when we follow Biblical principles. If we pray about those hard things and trust God to help us do the right thing, He does give the power and strength to do them.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

God Is

April 11, 2016

All knowing John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things

All powerful Luke 9:43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. 

Always present Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Always truthful Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

Always the same Malachi 3:6 For I am the Lord, I change not;

Pastors Need Prayer

April 3, 2016

“Don’t put your Pastor on a pedestal where he can be knocked off, put him on your prayer list where he can be lifted up.”

Today most of us will be going to church to worship our Savior, and the Pastor has the responsibility to feed his flock, preach to the unsaved and lift up the broken-hearted. He needs your prayers. Pray for the filling of the Holy Spirit on your Pastor today. Put your Pastor’s name at the end of the following verse:

Romans 15:30 Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;

Who Has Power?

March 11, 2016

The last reason Christians do no win souls according to an article by Lifeway.

We’ve forgotten our source of power.Lastly, we don’t evangelize because we’ve mistakenly put ourselves at the center of evangelism. For many of us, our fears, our frustrations, our inability to talk about Jesus stems from a man-centered view of salvation. We really think it is us, our ingenuity, our power, our technique that delivers a soul from death to life. But salvation is not work we accomplish, but a work of the Holy Spirit. It is God who “quickens” the dead heart (Ephesians 2:1). It is the work of the Father to draw people to his son (John 8:44).

This means that in obeying the Great Commission, we can’t fail. Our job is not to do the saving, but do the sharing. Our job is to simply be faithful in declaring the word to those who haven’t heard. We are the ones God is using to share his message with the world. There are no others. (Romans 10:14). But we can rest in God’s sovereignty, motivated by the knowledge that if we share the news, people will repent and put their faith in Christ.
If Jesus is real in us, if Jesus is real in the people we lead, sharing Christ will be a natural outflow that will burst forward into our friendships, our neighbors, and our coworkers. The mission of God won’t be something we do on Sundays, but will be a way of life.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

Pastors Need Prayer

February 28, 2016

“Don’t put your Pastor on a pedestal where he can get knocked off, put him on your prayer list where he can be lifted up.”

Today as you go to church pray for your pastor. He needs the power of the Holy Spirit and encouragement. D. L. Moody became a powerful evangelist because as he preached he had a group of people praying for him and thousands of people were saved though his ministry.

2 Thessalonians 1:11 Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

Power of Prayer

January 10, 2016

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little. Many services, but few conversions; much machinery, but few results.” – R.A. Torrey

Unfortunately many churches today are like the quote by R. A. Torrey, they have many services, few conversions and few results. This is a good way to evaluate a church. 
Prayer meeting is the key. Is it just another service or activity or do people actually pray. Unfortunately in many churches, prayer meeting has become a midweek service. Much activity but no prayer. You can have a part in changing that and bring power back into your church. How? 

Start with prayer yourself, everyday pray for your Pastor, church leaders, Sunday School teachers. Teach your children and grandchildren to pray. Get a small group or even one friend and while others go to activities you spend that time in sincere prayer. Our churches need power not programs. Action not activity. More service not services.

If you have been guilty of prayerlessness, confess that to God, ask forgiveness and start today to make prayer the most important part of your day. Let us be part of the solution to bring power into our local church.

2 Thessalonians 1:11  Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power:

JESUS in the News

April 3, 2015

JESUS is in the news and featured on TV this week. There are several movies, documentaries and discussions about Him. He becomes the popular subject for debate this time of year, especially by newscasters who most do not really know who He is.

It is sad that only 2 times a year, Easter and Christmas that people talk about Jesus. Even CHRISTIANS are guilty. We should be talking and witnessing about Jesus everyday of the year. Without Him there would be no hope of Heaven, no forgiveness of sin and no real joy in our lives.

Christian, let us put JESUS the main subject of discussion 365 days a year. He will give us the power to witness of His great love, death, burial and resurrection.

Acts 4:33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.