Thursday, July 16, 2015
Move Over and Let God Do the Work!
“My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power,”. 1 Corinthians 2:4 NIV
What is so cool about this passage is the reassurance that it is God that does the work...not us. We don't have to be fancy in our speech, or eloquent, or very academic. It is the Holy Spirit's work to move hearts. Not ours.
Belief in Jesus is a miracle produced only by the effectiveness of redemption, not by impressive speech, nor by wooing and persuading, but only by the sheer unaided power of God. The creative power of redemption comes through the preaching of the gospel, but never because of the personality of the preacher. (Oswald Chambers)