Now to the one who is able to keep us from falling, and to cause us to stand, rejoicing, without blemish before his glorious presence, to the only God our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, power, and authority, before all time, and now, and for all eternity. Amen.
Give glory to God that his word produces faith, if not in all, in many who will believe and become faithful followers of Christ! Praise to him who uses men and women to speak his word, who are encouraged to see the Lord work powerfully through the Good News!
By J. Randal Matheny © 2015
Inspired by Psalm 105
We seek you, God, your strength and might,
We seek your presence day by day;
Let nations praise your works of light,
In all your righteous ways delight —
From heavenly paths we will not stray. Continue reading
The apostle Paul’s letter to the Ephesians highlights the power of God, not only as a potential power but the actual “exercise of his power” 3.7. His is a “power that is working” 3.20.
His power has parameters, in Christ, and works for the good and for the strength of those in him. Continue reading
What distinguishes the people who belong to the God and Father of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ? Is it not this, which was true also when he was known as the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob? Continue reading
Preaching and prayer have something in common: Man speaks at God’s command, so that the Sovereign may employ his power on earth in ways that he would not otherwise do.
It has long been my custom to choose a Bible verse or passage as my theme for the year. For 2014, I choose this: Continue reading
The story of the Bible is about God who realizes his will and fulfills his promises, in spite of the infidelity and weakness of man. Each step along the way, Scripture presents God’s success above human incapacity.
King David was very old; even when they covered him with blankets, he could not get warm.
1 Kings 1.1 NET Continue reading
So that we can submit to God’s authority, be holy as he is holy, and fulfill his mission in the world, we have God’s power to give us all the strength necessary.
So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me, a prisoner for his sake, but by God’s power accept your share of suffering for the gospel.
2 Timothy 1.8 NET Continue reading
The Good News has unlimited power to transform. God forgives, causes to be born again, transfers from one moment to the next from the kingdom of darkness to his kingdom of light. In the same way that Jesus’ cures were instantaneous, God’s spiritual action is immediate.
Jesus went throughout all of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of disease and sickness among the people. So a report about him spread throughout Syria. People brought to him all who suffered with various illnesses and afflictions, those who had seizures, paralytics, and those possessed by demons, and he healed them.
Matthew 4.23-24 NET Continue reading