In Acts 11:20, 21, Jesus was preached, and God’s hand–representing His Presense and Power–was on them. As a result, many people believed, turned (repented) and were saved. Three things are obvious to me. 1) Jesus was preached. Too many sermons say too little about Jesus. Yet He is the central theme of both the Old and New Testaments. 2) God’s Presence was known. It is the Holy Spirit’s presence that brings the true light of the message to the hearts of people. 3) His Power was manifested. We read throughout the four gospels and the book of Acts how signs and wonders took place, resulting in salvation. Though not specifically stated in Acts 11:21, I believe that when His word is preached and His presence is with us, His power will be manifested.

We need more Jesus preaching, more of His presence, and more of His power in our services. As a result, people will believe, turn (repent) and be saved. Amen!

About Pastor Jim Dixon

Jim Dixon is a husband, father, grandfather, pastor, missionary and with his wife, Marsha, an author. Jim and Marsha are founders of God's Blueprint for Marriage, a ministry based on the experiences they had during reconciliation and restoration of their tumultuous marriage that would have ended in divorce, had it not been for God's intervention. Their marriage workshop called, not surprisingly, "God's Blueprint for Marriage" shares details of their failing marriage and, more importantly, the lessons they learned during the restoration process. Their book, "God's Blueprint for Marriage", is available through their web site, www.godsblueprint.info Jim is Missions and Small Groups Pastor at their church, Word of Life Fellowship. He and Marsha have a strong ministry presence in Peru, where he is a leader in the Evangelical Church of Christ of Peru, a Peruvian denomination. And Marsha is founder of Mujeres de Valor (Women of Worth), a ministry helping women in Peru find their place in service to God. They also work with Victory Bible College-Peru and Victory Fellowship of Ministries, organizations dedicated to training and supporting pastors and church leaders in that nation. Their two sons, Michael and Jeffrey, are also in ministry, Jeffrey full time as Youth Pastor of their church. Additionally they have a number of "adopted" sons and daughters, many of whom are in ministry as well. Jim is a professional storm chaser. You can hear him during severe weather in NW Arkansas on 40/29.
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