TRUST: The Power of the Church

Whether political, electrical, or physical, most of us understand power to mean the ability, capacity or authority to do something. The Greek word for power is dynamis (dü’-nä-mēs) which means strength power, ability. We know that we need power to do any kind of work. With all the storms that hit Puerto Rico, we continue to hear that most of the island is without power. In that sense, we are talking about electrical power for generators, lights, refrigerators, etc. The power of the storm is exemplified in the destruction that it left in its path. If we consider another world crisis, the threat of nuclear destruction between North Korea and the United States of America, that is another form of power at the atomic level.

In Ephesians 3, it is used in verses 7 and 20 of the divine power considered as acting upon the minds of men. I would also add acting on the hearts of men. \

 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.  (NASB)

I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power. (NIV)

20 Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. (NASB)

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (NIV)

I don’t have a lot of time this morning, but I wanted to get this out. In the spiritual context, we need to know, understand and TRUST: The Power of the Church. Make no mistake about it, the power of the church is the Holy Spirit. We clearly see that in the verses above. We also see that great power in Ephesians 1:19–232:56

Tomorrow, I will finish my thoughts, but I have run out of time. It will be everything here plus a little more. For now, meditate on the thought that it is the Holy Spirit of God that powers us to accomplish the work of God. Remember the phrase – work of God.

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