Gospel is the power of God for salvation

Scripture reference

Romans 1:16 (ASV 1901)

16For I am not ashamed of the gospel: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Stories

A young man who was full of hate surrenders to God and on the pulpit, gives up the gun he was about to use to hurt someone, after listening to Jim Cymbala preach about the love of God.
A hurting man was going to murder his cheating wife and her lover - his best friend. But as he came by a soccer field on his way to them, Dr Philip Eyster was preaching to a mob; proclaiming God's power to forgive anyone of anything. As he listened, the softer his heart became, until a dramatic change occured in him.
Yvone's overwhelming problems had led her to resolving to commit suicide. But on her way out of the market having purchased the rope with which she planned to kill herself, the greatest miracle in her life happened when the Holy Spirit drew her to Dr. Philip Eyster's preaching at the same market that night.
Rashid Abbas had long wanted to kill pastor Farid Assad. But during a crisis in their city, Rashid sought comfort in the Koran. Finding no comfort, he finally turned to the Bible pastor Farid had given him. The Word of God, combined with dreams of Jesus, wrought a saving transformation in Rashid.
It was Tom's practice to sow the seed of God's word in strangers by randomly handing them Bibles. And having shiped his grain across the sea, a great return came when one day, he was met a grateful stranger at a restaurant in the U.A.E., who had become a Christian by reading the Bible Tom handed him at a petrol station in Oman.
Geoffrey Bull prayed for every official and other Tibetans by name including his teacher, Gun Ga. Gun Ga later made a commitment to Christ after reading Mark's Gospel. He was deeply touched by the story of Christ's agony in Gethsemane that he wept bitterly.