TRUTH FOR TODAY
Glenn E. Hawkins, Evangelist
THE POWER OF GOD 
The gospel is the power of God unto salvation (Romans 1:16). The gospel is also God’s constraining power, or compelling power. The love it reveals and the hope it instills leads people toward a life of obedience and eternal life. “Or do you despise the riches of the goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance” (Romans 2:4). It is also God’s cleansing power. Those who will obey the gospel are made free from the stain and guilt of sin. “Then Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38). [more next week]
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