05 Jan Show and Tell
Every child knows about show and tell in school, but God wants us to demonstrate it in real life. We have thought in the past that the witness of God was a good sermon, but that’s only half the story. Paul said what needs to be done is to tell the whole story “through mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God; so that from Jerusalem, and round about unto Ilyricum, I have fully preached the gospel of Christ” (Romans 15:19).
Think about this, have you preached the Gospel until you see mighty signs and wonders? We have settled for a word when God wants us to be a wonder! The Word of God says that we will receive power to be a witness (Acts 1:8). The witness of God is not a tongue or a good lifestyle. The witness of God is something only God’s power can produce…miracles!
Many have said that the day of the big show is over and now God does everything in the local church, but that’s not Jesus’ ministry. God likes to show off! He showed the soldiers of Jerusalem that He could not be held in a grave. He showed Peter’s jailer that He could not be held in a jail. He showed the religious world of Israel that He could not be held in a temple. He wants you and me to tell and show that Jesus is alive. If you are going to be effective, there should be a demonstration of what you speak!