PLEASE READ THIS FIRST: Luke 9:1-9
What do you sense the Lord saying to you in this passage?
“Who, then, is this I hear such things about?” (Luke 9:9)
Herod thought he had silenced John the Baptist, but John was working for God.
You cannot silence God or stop God’s purpose, and that purpose is in Jesus!
Jesus is on a mission for God, and death will not stop him.
Jesus’ death on the cross did not end his mission, it caused it to expand.
Jesus’ followers are trained to carry it on, from Jerusalem to the ends of the earth.
History is the continuous expansion of this mission through Jesus’s followers.
We continue to spread his kingdom message of grace, restoration and hope.
Helping, healing, serving, sharing, caring, trusting, persevering.
The question to ask about the church is not ‘who are these people?’
But who is their leader, who is this about whom we hear such things?
Jesus is God’s unstoppable agent of good news, impacting the world through his followers.
“I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)
Satan can persecute Jesus followers… behead them, crucify them, cut out their tongues.
But Satan cannot silence or stop them, because Jesus cannot be stopped!
Lord, give me this boldness. When fear or circumstances threaten to discourage or defeat me, remind me of who You are too – the unstoppable one!