Saturday, April 29, 2017
Key Bible Verse: Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, 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. (1 Corinthians 2:4-5)
Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5
This news of a thing done two thousand years ago is power today straight from another world. It crushes strongholds and destroys spiritual kingdoms. It resurrects the dead and revives the weary. It captures and frees, builds and destroys, transforms and terrifies.
Some seek wisdom and others seek signs. But we preach Christ crucified. Foolishness. Scandalizing. Where the magnificent gears of religious machinations turn, while the scrolls of philosophy endlessly unfurl, while the cult of spiritual thuggery keeps up its march of bloodshed and tyranny, we sing “Jesus loves me, this I know. For the Bible tells me so.” It’s a song for children.
And yet in a world of perverse wickedness, of rampant injustice, of deep brokenness, of desperation, and of despair—this one little message is our only hope. And it is the only power. You cannot stop it. One day every knee and tongue will be compelled to respond to this notion, be it with regret or reverence.
– Jared C. Wilson in Unparalleled
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