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Study Guide #5—Almighty in Power


By Kay Smith and Ruth Wood

God shows His power in different ways and in different areas of life. You always see His power in the Bible, no matter what you’re looking at. Consider the following expressions of power:

When He created the world (power exerting physical and mental strength).
When He judged the world with a Flood (demanding justice and having the power to enforce it).
When His love sent His Son to the cross (the power of His love for us).
When He raised Jesus from the dead (His power over death and hell).

We see primarily two areas in the Bible where God’s power is at work: (1) in the physical-material world, and (2) in people’s lives. We’ll study a key point in Israelite history as well as the apostle Paul to gain a closer look at how God’s power works.

l. God’s people were slaves in Egypt when God sent Moses to Pharaoh. God planned to show His power to both His people and to their enemies. It took ten plagues to convince him (Exodus 9:15-16), but finally Pharaoh let the Israelites go. God led His people with a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night until they reached the Red Sea. Continue the story by reading Exodus 13:17 through the end of Exodus 14. Then go through the section again, jotting down specific ways in which God exerted His power:

2. How did the Egyptians respond to God’s displays of strength?

3. How did the Israelites react?

4. This story illustrates God’s delivering power. What implications apply to your own life?

5. Who was Saul? See Philippians 3:4-6 and Acts 22:3-5.

6. Read Acts 9:1-22 and Acts 22:6-21. In what way(s) was God’s power working in Saul’s life?

7. Can you think of any other Biblical people whose inner lives were changed by God’s power?

8. Ephesians 3:20 gives praise and glory 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 . . . ” This power is the same that raised Christ from the dead (Ephesians 1:18-21). Describe a time when God’s power has worked in your life in some way.

2012 Kay Smith and Ruth Wood. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Published by www.Comfort-Cafe.net. Contact info: ruthywood@gmail.com

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