As Todd walks us through the end of Acts 28, he encourages us that we—today, 2,000 years later—are living out the mission of the entire book of Acts: the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is alive and well, and there is nothing that can stop it. Do you have a saving faith, and are you on mission today?
- Every time you yield to the Spirit you are fulfilling prophecy, and an answer to prayer.
- “I would rather be a loser in an ultimately victorious cause than a winner in an ultimately defeated one.” –Woodrow Wilson
- Christian hospitality should be a source of songs to God and strength to men (Acts 28:15).
- Even when you are chained to circumstances you wouldn’t choose, remember the Gospel is not chained (Acts 28:16).
- If you aren’t zealous for those you know most to know the gospel, you don’t know the gospel.
Questions for Reflection and Discussion
- What did you do the last three months? (Acts 28:11) How have you used your gifts to bring about a sense of awe and enjoyment to others?
- What circumstances in your life do you feel chained to, and how are they most likely to negatively affect you? Memorize Philippians 1:12 this week and meditate on it whenever faced with the circumstances you defined.
- When was the last time you shared the gospel with someone you know very well? Say a prayer for that person, and follow-up with them again this week.
Mentioned or Recommended Resources
- Scripture study: Acts 28:11-31, Matthew 16:18, Colossians 1:24-29, Philippians 1:12-14, Romans 9:1-3
- Ministry: Someone Cares
- Ministry: Forgotten Fathers
- Message: The Story Before the Beginning of the Story: Genesis – Acts 1