Tag: Power

“Not by Might nor by Power”

Oswald Chambers 90x115by Oswald Chambers

My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power . . . —1 Corinthians 2:4

If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality. Take care to see while you proclaim your knowledge of the way of salvation, that you yourself are rooted and grounded by faith in God. Never rely on the clearness of your presentation, but as you give your explanation make sure that you are relying on the Holy Spirit. Rely on the certainty of God’s redemptive power, and He will create His own life in people.

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Usurping the Law for Personal Gain and Political Power

Bill Wilson 90x115 by Bill Wilson

The mayor of San Francisco has said that San Francisco should not do business with Arizona because of the state’s new illegal alien law. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is banning city workers from traveling to Arizona on government business. Coleman’s spokesman says the mayor “agrees with those who want to send a message to the state of Arizona that this not the American way.” The mayor’s ban does not extend, however, to the Arizona company that owns and operated some 20 red light cameras in Columbus or the purchase of 20 more of the money generating devices–must be the American way getting in the way.