Proclaiming and Portraying the Gospel

Oct 29, 2023    Daniel Englehart

Today as we conclude our study through the book of Acts, we consider Acts 28:1-31. Throughout the book of Acts we've seen the gospel increase and multiply from Jerusalem to Judea to the ends of the earth. The story of the book of Acts is finished in Acts 28, but the mission of proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ without hindrance is not over yet. In this way, the ending of the story of Acts invites us to participate in the continuation of the mission. We join in the proclamation of the gospel to the ends of the earth.

Acts 28 shows us that the gospel is a story of good news that is proclaimed, but also portrayed. It is shared and it is shown. In response to what Jesus has done for us, we seek the good and welfare of others. As Jesus has welcomed us, we seek to welcome others. We pray that God would give us grace to believe the good news, to be gripped by it, and to claim with joy the good news of the unstoppable gospel that the Kingdom of God is here, it's arrived in Jesus, and it will be fully and finally realized when Jesus returns.