Acts 28:31 is an incredible epitaph to Paul’s life and ministry: “Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Acts 28:31) Paul faithfully completed all God called him to do. He faced difficult and challenging times in his life, but he never gave up and never let his circumstances deter him from serving his Savior. God accomplished His purpose in Paul’s life because Paul said “yes” to God.
Will you surrender to God’s purpose for your life even before you know what God will ask of you? Make this commitment to the Lord: “God, whenever you say ‘move,’ I’ll move. Wherever you say ‘go,’ I’ll go. Whatever you say ‘do,’ I’ll do.”
The story of God changing the world through the church doesn’t stop in Acts 28. His work continues today through passionate people like yourself who surrender everything to God and say with confidence, “Yes, count me in!”
1) What does this passage teach us about God? How does it apply to you?
2) What desires has God put in you? What is your next step to be faithful to what God has asked you to do?
3) What do you want people to write about your life one day? Would people say, like Luke did of Paul, that you were focused on Jesus?