Displaying Christian Sermons by tag: God’s Power
Daily Devotional (January-13-2023) God’s Power.
Scripture Reference: 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NLT) - “I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.” I Corinthians 2:4-5 (NLT)
We like to move toward balance. Homeostasis, a relatively stable state of equilibrium, seems to work in many systems. But sometimes that is not the best move. Balance is good if you want to have normalcy. But many times, if you want to reach worthwhile goals, you have to unbalance a few things. Does the professional athlete balance his or her practice time to other activities? No, they are consumed with their sport and devote many hours to that single pursuit. Sooner or later, if you are going to excel at something, you must become a little unbalanced. Paul was trying to share Jesus with people groups that never heard of Christ before. He was starting churches from scratch and he learned that the spiritual life must not be balanced with worldly wisdom. You need to have a radical dependence on God for mighty things, if you are going to see His Kingdom come. Sure you need to ask for wisdom, but you should also ask for spiritual discernment. You need to move in faith and hope in the spiritual realm, not logic and theory in the earthly. Today, what are you depending on God’s power for? What are you trusting the Holy Spirit to accomplish in and through you? Paul trusted in the power of God, today, do the same.
Prayer - Father, I must confess that many times conventional wisdom tells me to move in one direction, when I know I should trust You for greater things. Lord, I want my life to make a difference. I want to see Your kingdom come as a result of Your Holy Spirit’s guidance in my life. Lead me, use me, I pray. AMEN
How to A Fast Changes the Way You See [Fasting Explained] — Lisa Bevere. The way you see is far more important than the way you look. In this lesson, I explain the difference between a fast and a diet. When we engage in God’s chosen fast, we’ll see Him move on our behalf in unprecedented ways.
And That's Just A Whisper - Tim Dilena Sunday Sermon | January-01-2023. In "And That's Just A Whisper", Pastor Tim Dilena delivers a message on New Year's Day on the infinite power and greatness of God, shown through Job chapter 26.
Jesus Gives What's Missing - Jentezen Franklin. Jesus is waiting. And what He can give you, will be better than anything you’ve experienced before. Your future can be greater than your past. When Jesus performed His first miracle, the master of the banquet exclaimed they'd saved the best for last ... but it was only the beginning!
Daily Devotional (December-20-2022) God’s Power.
Scripture Reference: Ephesians 1:19-20 (NLT) - “I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him. This is the same mighty power that raised Christ from the dead and seated him in the place of honor at God’s right hand in the heavenly realms.”
Paul is throwing out a challenge to all of us who think just knowing about Jesus is enough. Knowing the Bible and tenets of the faith is great and necessary for our Christian growth, but we are nowhere near what God wants for us if we do have experiential knowledge regarding Christ’s power and mighty strength. Paul is so emphatic that he used four different words in this passage explaining God’s power. First, it is great power. This is the same word we use for dynamite. It is an inherent natural power. Second, Paul uses the word “working”. It is a working operative power. It is the same word we use for energy. The third word for power is “mighty”. This means a manifested strength. It is used as might, strength and mighty deeds. The word actually means the overwhelming evidence of power. Finally, Paul uses the word “strength”. This means a power that is inherent, part of its natural capacity. It is the same power that raised Christ from the dead! Paul is saying that he wants us to know God’s natural inherent attribute of strength. God is all powerful. The only thing stronger than His power is His love for us. This is what God wants us to believe. This is what God wants us to avail ourselves of. Today, let us ask Him to use His mighty strength in our lives. Let us trust Him for great and mighty things, so we will be a witness to this generation that is desperately seeking a spiritual solution to the struggles they are having in their lives.
Prayer - Father, enlighten the eyes of my heart that I may know the incredible greatness of Your power that You have for my life. Help me trust You and avail myself of the power You want to use on my behalf. In Jesus’ name. AMEN
The Restriction Has Been Lifted - Steven Furtick Sunday Sermon | December-11-2022. In “The Restriction Has Been Lifted,” Pastor Steven Furtick reminds us that despite what our current situations look like God still has the ability to do exceedingly, abundantly, and above all that we ask or think.
Unexpected Arrivals - Michael Phillips Sunday Sermon | December-11-2022. Scripture: John 6:16-21 (NIV). When Jesus walked on water to meet His disciples in the storm, He walked across the very thing they were worried about! God will use our problems to open our minds to His process and power. You can step out of your old position, and if you fall, Jesus will catch you! You cannot transform into your new self if you won’t let go of your old self. Just as a caterpillar gets hungry and leaves its familiar surroundings when it’s time to transform, our appetites change when God is calling us to our destinies.
What to Do When You Feel Like God Doesn't Care Pt 2 - Creflo Dollar, Sunday Sermon | December-04-2022
Rick Warren (October-21-2022) Daily Devotional: God’s Power Always Protects You.
“And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation.” - 1 Peter 1:5 (NLT)
In a world that often looks bleak, you need to understand that God’s best is yet to come.
In 1 Peter 1, you find five reasons why you can have hope, no matter what’s going on in your life. In recent Daily Hope devotionals, I’ve given you the first three reasons:
God chose you before you chose him.
God always treats you with grace and mercy.
God has secured your future.
Today we’ll look at the fourth reason to have hope: God’s power will protect you.
The Bible says, “And through your faith, God is protecting you by his power until you receive this salvation” (1 Peter 1:5 NLT).
Let’s be honest: Sometimes we all find ourselves in situations where we feel hopeless, helpless, and powerless.
But the truth is, that’s a lie. You’re not hopeless, helpless, or powerless when you have God’s Spirit in your life. God says that his mighty power will protect you.
Have you ever walked by a house and seen a sign that says, “Protected by a security system”? As a follower of Christ, you could have something similar, a little sign that says, “Protected by God.”
The word “protect” in 1 Peter 1:5 literally means “garrison.” It means you’re continuously guarded by God’s power.
God is watching over you every moment of the day, just as a sentry or bodyguard would. Everything in your life is Father-filtered. He uses even the hard things caused by your sin or others’ sin for his good.
What’s your role in all of this? It’s really simple: You trust God. You are surrounded by an all-loving, all-powerful God, and you can always have hope, knowing that his power will protect you.
Talk It Over
- How does the picture of God acting as a sentry, watching over and protecting you, impact how you will approach the challenges you face today?
- Do you trust God’s protection in every area of your life? Why or why not?
- How have you seen God’s protection play out in your life?