Friday July 28 / 2017
Additional Scripture Reference
Acts 8:5-8

Daily Bible Reading
Psalm 53, 54, 55
Acts 27:26-44


"For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek."
Romans 1:16 (NKJV)

The gospel does not contain the power of God; IT IS the power of God! The power of God is released every time we proclaim or discuss any aspect of the gospel. The power is the message that we preach and not the religious activities that many have wrongly associated with Christianity. In God's arrangement, there are no magic formulas or spells that are required to invoke the power of God. All we need to do is believe the gospel, act on it and preach it whenever the opportunity arises.

Whenever the gospel is preached and received in faith, the power of God shows up to confirm the message that is being preached. Once the listener believes and acts on the message, he or she will then experience results in his or her life that are consistent with the gospel. This is why it is so important that we preach only the good news and nothing else!

We see this simple pattern of preaching with results in the ministry of the apostles. For instance, when the apostle Paul visited the cities of Lycaonia, a crippled man listening as he proclaimed the good news believed the message and got healed instantly. “And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother's womb, who had never walked. This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked” (Acts 14:8-10 NKJV).

Brethren, the gospel is too simple to be complicated. Let us not add our human wisdom or interpretations in an attempt to make it more agreeable to our circumstances; doing this dilutes the power of the message.

I pray that you and those whom you witness to will experience a greater level of the power and benefits of the gospel this year than ever before, in Jesus name, Amen!

Prayer & Confession of faith
Lord, as I preach the gospel, let your power flow and touch all my listeners. Let them experience mighty results in their lives, in Jesus name! Amen!
Additional Scripture Reference
Acts 8:5-8

Daily Bible Reading
Psalm 53, 54, 55
Acts 27:26-44

Key For Bible Translations

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from
New King James Version
of the Bible

NKJV New King James Version
AMP The Amplified Bible
TANT The Amplified New Translation
TLB The Living Bible
CEV Contemporary English Version
NASB New American Standard version
ISV International Standard Version
NIV New International Version
MSG The Message Translation
WEB The World English Bible
TNLT The New Living Translation
TEV Today’s English Version
RSV Revised Standard Version
GNB Good News Bible
WNT Weymouth New Testament