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Keys to Growth: Preaching

Today we come to the conclusion of our year-long series on the book of Acts. A lot happens in Acts 28. Paul is shipwrecked on the island of Malta. He is attacked by a viper but emerges from the incident unharmed. Paul heals a number of people and then sets sail for Rome. Upon arriving at the capitol of the empire Paul is greeted by a number of Christian brothers. He is allowed to live, under guard, in his own rented house, which he uses as an outpost for preaching and teaching. Acts 28:31 would have been a fitting epitaph for the Apostle Paul’s tombstone if he had one. “Boldly and without hindrance he preached the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ.” Those few words serve as the ending to the book of Acts. Many have wondered why the book ends so abruptly. The answers are varied. However, this much we can say, Luke set out to write about the good news of Jesus being taken to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria, and the ends of