The book of Acts ends with a single word, unhindered. Luke tells us that Paul is under house arrest for two years in Rome and while he was chained to a guard in his home he welcomed people, proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught people about the Lord Jesus with all boldness and without hindrance. Really? Paul was restrained and not able to go out and preach the gospel anywhere. The gospel of Jesus and the forgiveness and salvation made available to us is not a gospel that can be chained up and restricted, it will go out through the power of the Holy Spirit, so even though its messengers might be chained up, the gospel is not, it is unstoppable. Are you feeling restricted in any way right now? Would you prefer different circumstances than the ones you’re facing? Take a lesson from Paul, he did not gripe and complain and wait for a better day to share his faith, he took every opportunity to welcome and teach people. No matter your situation, may you be unhindered in sharing the gospel with those around you, and may your friends see Jesus at work in your life.
For two whole years Paul stayed there in his own rented house and welcomed all who came to see him. He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!