The Gospel Cannot Be Stopped!
I. No wicked act, not even the death of the righteous, takes place apart from the sovereign will of God. (Acts 12:1-4; Psalm 2:1-4)
A. God does not love us less when He allows tragedy into our lives. (Ephesians 3:17-19)
B. We must view death from God’s eternal perspective, not from our temporal perspective. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
II. Since God is almighty, He can easily deliver His servants from impossible situations if it is His will. (Acts 12:5-19).
A. God is most glorified when we are most helpless and totally dependent on Him. (Acts 12:17)
B. God sometimes waits until the eleventh hour to deliver us so that we will be motivated to pray. (1 Peter 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:17)
III. Since God is almighty, He can easily remove the most powerful human leaders when it is His timing. (Acts 12:20-23; Isaiah 42:8)
IV. Since God is almighty, His gospel cannot be stopped by any opposition (Acts 12:24-25)