Friday, March 1, 2019

Exodus 20:1-26; Psalms 60:1-61:8; Acts 11:1-18

I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation. Romans 1:16

The Greek word for power in this verse is “dynamis”; from which comes our English word “dynamite”. It is an apt word as the power of God is dynamic and explosive, able to bring lost humanity unto salvation. The messages we hear from the pulpit today often lack power and are as palatable to the ear as candy is to the taste; sweet to eat, but with very little nourishment. No wonder we are so spiritually thin. May God help us to preach a complete Gospel of power and salvation. —Ken Gunnell

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb;
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb. —Lewis E. Jones

March 1

DAILY READINGS: Exodus 20:1-26; Psalms 60:1-61:8; Acts 11:1-18

For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11, NKJV

After thousands of years of prophecy, He who is the Son of God became the Son of man, born of a virgin in Judah. What kindness is this! Man lost everything in Adam, the first man, so God’s salvation could only become a reality through the Second Man, the last Adam. “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is,  the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15, NKJV). —Neil Dougal

Jesus, my Saviour, to Bethlehem came, Born in a manger to sorrow and
shame; O it is wonderful blest be His Name, seeking for me, for me.