“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”  Ephesians 3:20-21

Picture yourself at home on a nice quiet evening. You make yourself a snack and sit down in your favorite chair to watch TV, and just as you get comfortable the power goes out.  The lights and TV go off and suddenly you’re left sitting in the dark—and the silence. All the familiar sounds, like the refrigerator motor and the central air, have ceased; all you hear is the wind blowing outside. You only hope the power will come back on soon.  We’re not used to the power being out; having power is a basic expectation in our world, and when it’s out we feel helpless.

The Apostle Paul made several references to “power” in his letter to the church in Ephesus, but he was talking about spiritual power, not electrical power. In chapter 1 he writes, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength he exerted when he raised Christ from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every name that is invoked, not only in the present age but also in the one to come.” (Verses 18-21)

By God’s great power Jesus conquered sin and death and these verses tell us that God provides us with all the spiritual power we need to live effectively for him. We just need to stay plugged in to the source.

Are you plugged in to God and his Word?

Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.

Dan Kinnaman

Pastor, Maple Root Baptist Church