Have you ever read through the book of Acts and wondered to yourself, “Why don’t we see the same results in churches today like they saw in the first century church?” I believe that the answer to that question can be summed up with just one word: “power.” The first-century church had a power that many modern day churches do not seem to have. It was the power of God that enabled them to see thousands saved, to see miraculous answers to prayer and to see the world turned “upside down” for God.
In Acts chapters one through two, we read of the birth of the church. We see how the power of God first came on them and the results of that power. We can learn much about the power of God from these chapters. What exactly is the power of God? What does it look like? How do we have it?
One thing is certain, without God’s power, we are doomed to failure. We might accomplish some things in the power of our flesh, but those things will only be temporary. If we want to see something done that lasts for eternity, then we must have the power of God on our life and ministry.