1 Corinthians 2:4-5 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.
I believe that I serve a God of power. Not just 2,000 years ago, but now. Here. Somewhere along the way the church has forgotten this and has lost the faith to believe for it. And so now all our preaching has to be eloquent and clever. The skill of the preacher energizes an otherwise average message. The power of personality is displayed instead of the power of God. And so, men and women trust in the cleverly worded sermons and the artful turn of a phrase and never see a glorious Christ with the power to save.
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But where is the power of God? Where is the radical transformation of a life that has been touched by fire from heaven? Where are disciples ablaze with an otherworldly love and passion?
These cannot be produced by the thrashings of our fleshly attempts at ministry. We need a move of God. The world is waiting.