They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
– Acts 4:7 (NIV)
by Dave Whitehead, Senior Pastor, GraceNYC.org
It is important that we always remember that God’s power does not come from us, but flows through us from the Holy Spirit. American Christianity has been guilty of exalting a person to celebrity status because they were used of God in a community, yet we act shocked when those very same people fail us in one way or another. Our need for leaders is great, but we would do well to remember that God doesn’t need celebrities—His power is available to anyone who looks to Jesus Christ in faith.