Dive Deeper

Unstoppable (Part 41)

Rhordan Wicks


Do we sometimes feel that we’re not good enough to be used by God? When faced with our limits, most of us either retreat into passivity or scramble for perfection and in so doing, miss the possibilities of God’s work in and through our lives. 

As we reach the conclusion of the Acts of the Apostles, may our minds be renewed such that we actively and humbly volunteer to do the tasks He has set for us. Not because of anything innately good that we have to offer, but because we anticipate the privilege of seeing a Master at work, using our brokenness to build His unstoppable Kingdom.


  1. Read Matthew 10:5-8, Luke 9:1-2, and Acts 1:6-8.

    a. What did Jesus want His disciples to do? Was anything different before and after His death and resurrection?

    b. If we call ourselves Jesus’ disciples, what then are we called to do?

  2. Read Acts 28:1-16.

    a. Name the challenges that Paul faced on his way to Rome.

    b. Suppose you were in Paul’s shoes, how might you have felt about these challenges?

    c. How do these challenges compare to the challenges that we face today?

  3. Read Acts 28:17-31.

    a. How did Paul respond to the limits he faced?

    b. Whilst under house arrest, Paul wrote the so-called Prison Epistles. Read Ephesians 1:15-21, Philippians 1:3-11, Colossians 1:3-12.

    (i) What was Paul concerned with?

    (ii) Given the limits he faced, was Paul’s concern wise? Why or why not?

  4. Recall Acts 23:11, and reflect on the entirety of Acts 28.

    a. What did God do?

    b. What can we trust God to do in the midst of our limitations?

    c. What steps will we take today to do what He has called us to do as disciples?


“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” 
– Luke 4:18-19 (NIV), quoting Isaiah 61:1-2 (NIV)

Jesus began His ministry with a proclamation at a synagogue. As His disciples, we have a similar call, pointing people to His Kingdom. But (1) do we know what His kingdom is, and (2) are we willing to execute our mission?

Let us therefore continually remind each other to grow in the knowledge of His Word and in love for the people He has entrusted to us. 


“He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!” – Acts 28:31 (NIV)