The unbelieving world and forces of darkness oppose the preaching of the Gospel and the Kingdom of God. Despite their best efforts, God's Kingdom cannot be overthrown and God's Gospel cannot be silenced.
Though Paul was under house arrest at the end of Acts, we find that the Gospel remained unhindered in it's power.
1) The Gospel is not hindered by confusion. (Acts 28:1-10)
Some may be confused about Christianity and the message we proclaim, but their confusion does not keep us from being faithful to herald the Good News about Jesus.
2) The Gospel is not hindered by rejection. (Acts 28:11-28)
Some will accept and receive the Gospel. Others will reject it. The rejection of the Gospel by some does not negate its truth or power. We should not be intimidated or ashamed when we are rejected because of our faithfulness to the Gospel.
3) The Gospel is not hindered by oppression. (Acts 28:30-31)
Some will try to stop Christians from being Christians and from proclaiming the love of Christ and the glory of God in the Gospel. The only way we can be stopped is if we stop living for Christ and telling others.
(This sermon was preached at Tremont Baptist Church on Sunday, March 16, 2014)