Read: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Bible teacher Lehman Strauss was brought to Christ through the power of the Word when he was young. His girlfriend suggested to him to read Romans 3:23; 5:8; and 10:13. As he read those verses, he was convicted of his sin, he wept and believed in Jesus. When his son Richard was 7 years old, he asked his father how to be saved. Lehman used the same verses that his girlfriend (who became his wife) had used years before. His son believed too, and eventually became a pastor.

God’s Word has immense power. The first time God spoke, He created light (Gen. 1:3). He spoke a promise to Abraham (Gen. 17:15-19) and enabled his 90-year-old wife Sarah to bear a child (Gen. 21:1-2). God still speaks with power today, and all who hear and believe the gospel are saved (Rom. 1:16). The message of Christ and His saving work on the cross can change the direction of a person’s life. It has the power to reach the heart of that person you love and have prayed for many times.

So do not give up in your witness. Be consistent in your daily walk. Keep praying and share the gospel with others around you. The gospel is indeed a powerful message. Our words may have power to influence, but God’s Word has power to save.

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