Feb 16, 2010

Power Of The Gospel

"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God."
1Corinthians 1:18

This last Sunday, Valentine's Day, we had outreachous (which means evangelistic, I made it up) service.
So, I, being single and having no duty to plan something for the day, invited two of my friends to the service. Well, I invited four and two of them showed up!!
I was praying whole week strongly that somewhat God will reach to them.
Because this phrase was stuck in my mind..

"Prayer is more powerful than preaching. It is prayer that gives preaching all it's power." Robert Murray McCheyne

Pastor Chizuo did really excellent job, delivering message of the gospel.
At the end, he asked congregation if there is any one who wants to accept Jesus into his heart.
I was in the back of the room, cheatingly looking around if there is any one raising hands, especially my friends whom I invited.
I only found one lady raising. I was happy to see that.
After while, he said "So I'll now pray for those four people who raised their hands."
I was like "Wow, four!?". I was again made happy.

After the service I was chatting with my friends and getting ready for the potluck.
During the time, Pastor Chizuo came to us and asked if he can pray for one of the two who reaised his hand.
I was like "dude!!! you Did raised your hand!? I was watching whole time and didn't see you doing!!" but sure did he raised his hand, because he nodded to him.
I was totally blown away what God did at the time!!!

Ofcourse I was expecting God's work, so I was not literal "surprise". But it is always wondrous and marvelous that God drawing His people to His feet.

John Charles Ryle said
"I am fully persuaded that there is no system so lifegiving, so calculated to awaken the sleeping, the lead on the inquiring, and build up the saints, as that system which is called the evangelical system of Christianity. Wherever it is faithfully preached, and efficiently carried out, and consistently adorned by the lives of its professors, it is the power of God..... We have the truth, and we need not be afraid to say so."

To God be the Glory

1 comment:

  1. Praise God!! Praise God!! He's work is so Wonderful always!We keep pray for them.