The supernatural power of God surged in the first century in a way that lit up the early church and the gospel mission of Jesus Christ. The Almighty’s omnipotence was especially on display during Paul’s third missionary journey, which begins in Acts 19.
Apollos was a powerful preacher (Acts 18:24-28). The Holy Spirit’s divine power was on display throughout Paul’s ministry in Corinth (Acts 19:1-7). The Sons of Sceva tapped into dangerous demonic power. And Artemis, the god of fertility, represented economic power for the Ephesians. No wonder they shouted, “Great is Artemis of Ephesus!”
But there is no power greater than God Almighty, who transforms lives by the power of the resurrected Christ. Truly, the gospel of Jesus is the “power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:16).