Daily Devotional
God’s Power on Display

“…but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.”

1 Corinthians 1:24


Ponder This

How is Christ “the power of God and the wisdom of God”? The Jews wanted power and the Greeks wanted wisdom. Paul said, “Okay, you want wisdom? You want power? I’ll tell you where power is. I’ll tell you where wisdom is. It is in Christ crucified.” How is Christ crucified the power of God? Do you know that the greatest demonstration of power is not when God made the world and the universe and everything? The greatest demonstration of power is the salvation of the soul.

Now, you may not believe that. You may say, “Oh, that’s preacher talk.” But it’s true: the greatest power on Earth is the power that can save a poor, lost sinner. That’s the reason the Apostle Paul said, “I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is …” What? It is “the power of God unto salvation” (Romans 1:16). Oh, what mighty working miracle power! God created the worlds with a word. That’s all; He just spoke. But to save a soul, He had to hang His darling Son upon a tree, upon a cross. Dear friend, there is no greater power than this power that can transform a life.

  • Have you experienced the power of salvation? If not, how do you need to respond to God today?
  • If so, how has the power of the Gospel brought about real change in your life?

Practice This

Make a list of the ways your life is different after coming to know Christ than it was before you met Him.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.