Rhapsody of Realities Audio August 24 2023 By Pastor Chris Oyakhilome (Christ Embassy)
Theme: IT TAKES THE SPIRIT AND THE WORD
Today’s devotional underscores the significance of both the Holy Spirit and the Word in spreading the Gospel. It references Paul’s experience in Ephesus, where he taught and ministered to twelve disciples, despite a small audience. The devotional emphasizes the commitment to teaching the Word, and it encourages believers who have received the Holy Spirit to passionately spread the Gospel, leveraging the power of God to make an impact.
- The devotional discusses the importance of both the Spirit and the Word in the ministry of spreading the Gospel. It begins by referencing Acts 19:20, which states that the Word of God grew mightily and prevailed.
- The devotional presents the scenario of Paul’s arrival in Ephesus, where he found only twelve disciples and recognized the need for the Holy Spirit’s presence.
- It notes that Paul’s question in Acts 19:2 and the disciples’ response led to their baptism in the Name of the Lord Jesus and their subsequent receiving of the Holy Spirit.
- The devotional highlights Paul’s commitment to teaching the Word and emphasizes the significance of his “sewing machine job,” a three-month teaching endeavor in Ephesus (Acts 19:8).
- It underscores Paul’s determination and commitment to ministering the Word despite a small audience, which ultimately led to the impact of the Word of God throughout the city of Ephesus.
- The devotional concludes by encouraging believers to go “wild for the Gospel” if they have received the Holy Spirit, noting that the power of God enables them to preach the Word and minister to others
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