The Power of the Gospel

In Romans 1:16-17, we learn about the power of the Gospel which had been promised through the Holy Scriptures. Other facts about the Gospel include Jesus dying on the Cross but being resurrected from the dead. Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God receive grace and the power to receive eternal life.

Paul was eager to preach the Gospel message to the Roman Christians because he knew it could meet their deepest needs. Receiving God’s grace had already changed many lives in cities like Corinth and Ephesus. It had turned people from being a prisoner to sin into being an owner of the greatest power ever known giving them a freedom to take on challenges in a new way with amazing results.

The gospel is so powerful because in the spiritual realm it is a natural resource from God like fuel that is used by an engine. Faith is the fuel that feeds the spiritual engine of our heart. It is refined by the righteousness received by God’s grace and produces the energy for our souls to move towards good works.

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This day with You God, we study Your Word because it helps us change for the better. We learn the way of life by applying Your Word in our life. Help us today to do great things in response to Your grace. Today we will be joyful, kind, share with others, and shine the light on Your behalf. Amen.

 

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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