Mighty To Save

Laura: "Do we really think that we care more about saving souls than God does?"

 

 

"I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes:
first for the Jew, then for the Gentile."

-- Romans 1:16, 17

What comes to your mind when you think of the power of God? Is it the creation of the universe?
 

The parting of the Red Sea? Or possibly the Holy Spirit descending at Pentecost like tongues of fire?
When we think of the power of God, are we filled with awe?

 

Now, what do you think of when you hear the word evangelism? For many years this word would
bring to my mind church seminars or countless how-to books; maybe even a tract I was encouraged
to share with a cashier at the grocery store. Though each of these can be part of evangelism, they
all miss the very heart of it. Evangelism is God saving humanity through the person of Christ.
And the strangest part is that He chooses to do it through you and me! 

Though some people are energized by the topic of evangelism, many others dodge it like the plague.
I've definitely heard the murmurs at a Sunday morning service: "Oh no, another message on evangelism.
Here comes the part when the preacher makes us all feel guilty for not witnessing more." 

I think one of the reasons we shrink away from the subject is that we assume that the burden lies on us.
Ultimately, we feel responsible for making a great gospel sales pitch, almost twisting someone's arm into
becoming a Christian. 

But this is so contrary to what scripture says. Do we really think that we care more about saving souls than
God does? He truly longs for the nations to know Him. It is not our own initiative or strength but the power
of God that works toward salvation. In evangelism, God's power is harnessed in this story we call the gospel,
not only giving life with its very words but propelling them forward as light into darkness. We are simply
called to testify to what we know to be true and God does the rest. Like the blind man in John 9, we must
tell those around us about our own encounter with Jesus and how He has radically changed our lives. It's wild
to think about a God powerful enough to move mountains, but do you know what is even crazier? That His
greatest passion is the salvation of souls. 

God, open my eyes to opportunities to tell the story of my redemption. Remind me that it is You, not I,
who is powerful to perform a saving work in someone's heart.

Posted  | Laura Story is the writer of Indescribable," one of the most beloved worship songs of our generation. 

Mighty To Save

Everyone needs compassion
A love that's never failing
Let mercy fall on me

Everyone needs forgiveness
The kindness of a Savior
The hope of nations

(Chorus:)

Savior
He can move the mountains 
My God is mighty to save 
He is mighty to save
Forever 
Author of Salvation 
He rose & conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

So take me as You find me
All my fears & failures
Fill my life again

I give my life to follow
Everything I believe in
Now I surrender (I surrender)

(Chorus:) (2x)

Savior
He can move the mountains
My God is mighty to save 
He is mighty to save
Forever 
Author of Salvation 
He rose & conquered the grave
Jesus conquered the grave

(Bridge:) (2x)

Shine Your light &
Let the whole world see
We're singing
For the glory 
Of the risen King
Jesus

(Chorus)

You're the Savior
You can move the mountains 
Lord You are mighty to save 
You are mighty to save
Forever 
Author of Salvation 
You rose & conquered the grave
Yes You conquered the grave

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Joe