Below is a sermon I preached some years ago entitled "The Power of the Church." Based upon Romans 1:16, it suggests four reasons why the church's power rests solely in Christ's gospel--the power of God unto salvation; namely, the gospel is the power of God because the gospel,
- bears the authority of God
- promises effectiveness from God
- designed for the entire world
- constitutes the singular hope we possess
Even though I preached this message at a local congregation, I think it possesses broad merit for us today. Less branding strategies and more gospel.