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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
1 Corinthians 2:4
My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.
St. Paul reminded the church at Corinth of his previous times there. He wanted them to think back and take note that they were not attracted to what he said; they were attracted by his demonstration of the power of God.
I’ve been around the sun a few times and I believe people are absolutely worn out with our words. Paul was addressing that very issue in this passage. Later he would tell Timothy that a time would come when people would have “Itching Ears.” By that he meant people would run here and there to hear the most popular preacher or teacher. That time is NOW. Yet in the part of the world in which I live, we’ve never had more bigotry, hatred, war, and downright depravity than we do now. What’s the problem? With all the great podcasts, internet religious programming, Kindle and Amazon instant religious book downloads, people are really just begging, “Please Demonstrate That!” We’re strong on talk … weak on DEMONSTRATION!
As I watch the rising sun this AM, I’m begging for a demonstration of your power in my city! Amen