DCLM Daily Manna JANUARY 6, 2023

  • DCLM Daily Manna JANUARY 6, 2023

    Posted by Daniel on 12 January 2023 at 7:38 am

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    </div><div>*Not By Your Efforts*</div><div>
    </div><div>Key Verse</div><div>“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power”</div><div>(1 Corinthians 2:4).</div><div>
    </div><div>Text: 1 Corinthians 2:1-5</div><div>
    </div><div>The city of Corinth was a Roman colony in the second half of the First Century when Paul the apostle visited in one of his missionary trips. Its citizens and institutions embraced many sophisticated features of the Roman way of life including its politics, religion, culture, commerce and other civilizations. Members of the church established there were not exempted from these influences. But Paul, guided by the Spirit of God, knew how to tame these ungodly exertions on the Christians.</div><div>To effectively do so and make Christ the central figure of his message, the apostle renounced his own skills and wisdom, dwelling solely “in demonstration of the Spirit (of God) and of (His) power”. He preached the crucified and risen Christ to the Corinthians not in his own oratorical prowess or “the enticing words of man”. He allowed the free run of the gospel message so that his audience would not get the wrong impression that faith in Christ was a question of the wisdom of men or of the level of one’s education.</div><div>The audience of a preacher may be made up of the literate and the illiterate, the poor and the rich, the high and the low, the weak and the strong. Yet he must not seek to show off his powers as a great speaker to please only the elite. His utterances must appeal to all, because Christ came to save humanity. Like Paul, the evangelist must present only “Jesus Christ, and him crucified”. If He is the main theme, our converts will be discipled to learn that their faith should not be founded on human wisdom.</div><div>Our generation at this end-time has communities that are not quite different from the conditions Paul met in Corinth. The strategy God gave him to excel and subdue the godlessness of the region is still available to us. If we release ourselves into the hands of the Holy Spirit, He will use us mightily to impact our world in a wonderful and positive way.</div><div>
    </div><div>Thought for the day</div><div>The gospel runs better when it is Spirit-driven.</div><div>
    </div><div>Bible in one year</div><div>GENESIS 17 – 20</div><div> </div><div>Good morning</div>

    David replied 2 weeks, 1 day ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • David

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    13 January 2023 at 9:16 am
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    Hallelujah

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