“Now Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform miraculous signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they wer all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
In Acts 4 the apostles ask for the Lord to enable them to speak boldly. The Lord answers by sending His spirit. We generally think of the Spirit as a comforter. He is certainly that, however, just as we saw at Pentecost, the Spirit is also an empowering force. He invades our hearts, gives us words to speak, and emboldens us to go forth and speak the word of God.
Here are the songs for the week:
- Prelude – 40 – Listen
- Amor como fuego – Listen
- Reinas por la eternidad – Listen
- Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble – Listen
The Spirit of God inhabits the praise of his people it is a spirit of power.
- Show Us Christ – Listen
“Plant your word down deep in us. Cause it to bear fruit.” This is a song about the Gospel changing our hearts, not for own sakes, but that it might cause us to bear fruit. How do we bear fruit? We bring glory to God through boldly living our lives for Him.
- Sing to the King – Bilingual – Listen