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Preaching with Power

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”” Acts 2:37

It is one thing to say the right thing – a very important thing actually. Yet the question of what will make those words effective is quite another thing. What causes men to be cut to the heart at the hearing of the message and fall under the weight of conviction unto repentance? Scripture and history both  attest that it the answer is not merely in communicating the gospel accurately. Surely there is an inherent power in the speaking of the truth, but this is not all. Jesus promised more. 

After opening the understanding of the disciples to comprehend the Scriptures (Luke 24:45), He commanded them to wait until they were endued with power from on high to be His witnesses (v 49). Jesus is worthy of the worship of every tongue and every tribe and billions live upon the earth that He created to have never heard His precious name. We are desperately in need of power upon the preaching of the gospel in this hour. It is crucial that we wait upon the Lord of the Harvest in prayer until we receive it, and we must be diligent to search out all can know about preaching with authority so that we would have a vision for nothing less.

Becoming a Voice

February 22, 2016 By Brian Kim in Preaching with Power

In my experience every twenty-year-old thinks the world revolves around him or her, and it’s not something you can just shake them out of. It takes time. It takes pruning, rebuking, and, like John the Baptist, years spent in a wilderness. “And the child continued to grow and become strong in spirit, and he lived in the deserts until the day of his public appearance to Israel.” Luke 1:80

Miracles and Mission - Part 3

August 25, 2015 By Stephen Venable in Preaching with Power

Isolating two particular scenes from the portion of the book of Acts referenced in the previous post will allow us to see the value and the limitation of miracles in frontier missions. Alhough they do it from very different vantage points, both stories actually lead to the deeper truth behind God’s design for signs and wonders.

Miracles and Mission - Part 2

August 20, 2015 By Stephen Venable in Preaching with Power

But I have written very boldly to you on some points so as to remind you again, because of the grace that was given me from God, to be a minister of Christ Jesus to the nations, ministering as a priest the gospel of God, so that my offering of the nations may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore in Christ Jesus I have found reason for boasting in things pertaining to God.

THE PROMISE OF POWER

April 10, 2015 By Brian Kim in Preaching with Power

For those who seek to obey the Lord’s commands of the Great Commission, there is power promised for them. He promises dynamis power when we testify of Him. “But you will receive power [Gr. dynamis] when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” -Acts 1:8. This dynamis power He promises to us is the same power Jesus embodied on earth by which He healed the sick, casted out demons, and resurrected the dead.

Opened and Clothed

 “Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, and that repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. “You are witnesses of these things. “And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”” (Luke 24:45–49, NASB95)