Thursday, November 03, 2005


The last word in the Greek New Testament in the book of Acts is "unhindered."

The book of Acts is a radical account of God's passion to glorify His Name through the establishment of new Christ-exalting churches. In spite of gospel-proclaimers being nearly stoned to death, imprisoned, demonically confronted, "over traveled," "over worked," chased out of town, shipwrecked and a plethora of other difficulties, the gospel could not be contained! Although the book ends with Paul in prison, the stress of the last word is clear...the gospel was free! Our unhindered, all-powerful, life-giving, and God-glorifying gospel will not be stopped! Those who carry the gospel may be decapitated (Paul), but the gospel will not be hindered. Thankfully, this is the gospel we will preach in our new plant. The "gospel of the glory of God in the face of Christ" (II Cor. 4:4). Come what may, pray for us to preach the unhinderable gospel boldly!

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