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NOT IN WORD BUT IN POWER (1 Corinthians 4:18-21)

Good morning, my brothers and sisters in Christ.


1 Corinthians 4:18-21

Now some are [a]puffed up, as though I were not coming to you. 19 But I will come to you shortly if the Lord wills, and I will know, not the word of those who are puffed up, but the power. 20 For the kingdom of God is not in word but in power. 21 What do you want? Shall I come to you with a rod or in love and a spirit of gentleness?


Summary:


Jared discussed the power of God's kingdom, emphasizing the importance of spiritual power over eloquence. He addressed criticism against his work, attributing it to the power of his message rather than his speech.


Spiritual Power Discussion Led by Jared Time 0:00


Jared led a spiritual discussion focusing on the power of God's kingdom. He discussed the importance of spiritual power over mere talk, referencing First Corinthians 4:20. He highlighted that criticism against his work was due to its power rather than his eloquence. He urged everyone to seek spiritual power in their lives.


Paul's Corinth Church Crisis Time 4:18


Jared discussed Paul's situation. Paul faced accusations of being an unfaithful steward while establishing churches in Cornish. Jared highlighted that Paul was preparing to visit Corinth and would confront those who prematurely judged him. Jared concluded by expressing Paul's frustrations and ultimate response to the accusations.


Religious Substance and False Prophets Time 7:46

Jared discussed the importance of living a life that imitates Christ, emphasizing the inseparability of form and power in religion. He cited examples from the Bible, such as Simon the Sorcerer from Acts 8, and warned against false prophets and leaders. Jared stressed the importance of not just going through religious motions but living a life with substance and true faith.


In Christ, love Jared W. Campbell







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