Summary: For there to be Power there must first be Passion, because Power flows out of Passion. We must decrease that He may increase. We must die out to self that He may have the preeminence.


“A great leader's courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” -- John Maxwell

“Without passion you don't have energy, without energy you have nothing.” -- Donald Trump

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.” -- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

“Never underestimate the power of passion.” -- Eve Sawyer

"Passion, though a bad regulator, is a powerful spring." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Our passion is our strength." --Billie Joe Armstrong

"Renew your passions daily." --Terri Guillemets

Acts 1:1-8 (3, 8)

Lyrics to Michael W. Smith’s song: More Love, More Power:

More Love, More Power, More of You in my life.

More Love, More Power, More of You in my life.

I will worship You with all of my heart.

I will worship You with all of my mind.

I will worship You with all of my strength.

For You are my Lord. you are my lord

More Love, More Power, More of You in my life.

And I will seek your face With all of my heart

And I will seek your face With all of my mind

And I will seek your face With all of my strength

For you are my Lord You are my Lord!

More love more power More of you in my life.

More Power: A general theme in the life of mankind.

2 of the Greek words translated power are:

Exousia (ex-a-see-a) –Acts 1:7- meaning authority.

Dymanis (do-na-miss) –Acts 1:8- meaning power.

 Dymanis the source for our word dynamite.

A police office has the Authority to enforce the law;

And they have the Power on their side (firearm) to enforce it.

Power Flows out of Passion.

Isaiah 53:1-12 “1- Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2- For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3- He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4- Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5- But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6- All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7- He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8- He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9- And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10- Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11- He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12- Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. “

Psalm 129:3 “The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.”

Zechariah 12:10 “…and they shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn…”

Christ’s Passion was suffering, Vaxstation and death.

And out of His suffering He bore us healing.

Out of His death He purchased our salvation!

The Power of forgiveness flowed out of His Passion.

Paul said in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power [Dymanis] of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”

Power; why? Because of His Passion.

Power in the Blood; why? He shed it.

Power in the Name; why? Because, the innocent died for the guilty.

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