Power to Serve
It was this power that impacted the world through the early church as recorded in the Acts of the Apostles. Acts 1:8 makes clear that this was a power which would enable the believers to witness courageously.
Most people want to succeed in some area of life: business, family relations, music, athletics, politics, education. The believer needs heaven’s power to succeed in the most important activity in life – serving God faithfully and effectively.
God gives extraordinary power for the extraordinary challenges of witnessing for Him across the world.
The extraordinary power which fell upon the Christians at Pentecost permeated the early church, equipping it for the special challenges of witnessing for Christ. Paul the Apostle points out to the Ephesians that there is an extraordinary power available to believers that can accomplish far more than we normally think or imagine.
Surely this is the great need of the church today? This power from on high is essential for the expanding witness of world missions in the twenty-first century. We are faced with many powers that are set to eradicate the church, but praise God we can have His power to enable us to achieve great things for Him.
‘There is no telling how much power God can put into a man’.C.H. Spurgeon, known as the ‘Prince of Preachers’