Acts 4:9-10 – If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
“The church is a community of power… not intrinsic power, but a power that comes from God, defined by the resurrection of Jesus and his exaltation as Lord over every other power.”
[Klyne Snodgrass, Ephesians NIV Application Commentary]
When we think of the fruit of the Spirit, we probably think of Galatians 5:22-23. However, a fruit of the Spirit is also resurrection power! The Spirit produces in us not only love, joy, peace, etc… but also works of power!
1. How does it change your self understanding, knowing that “resurrection power” is a fruit of the Spirit?
2. How does it change your ministry to others, knowing that “resurrection power” is a fruit of the Spirit?
Father, thank you for making us powered up people with the power that raised Jesus from the dead. Let our minds take in the full implications of this new powered up life! In Jesus name, Amen.
Let’s worship to “Hosanna” by Hillsong (Click here).