Here's this week's Bible study blog entry for i.ucc.org:

What images come to mind when you think of something unstoppable?
  • A football player rushing the quarterback?
  • A speeding locomotive?
  • Gossip?
  • An urban legend?
  • Political bickering and partisan posturing?

  • The football player can be stopped by a block.
  • A speeding locomotive can be stopped with brakes.
  • Gossip can be stopped when people refuse to spread it.
  • An urban legend can be stopped in a similar manner.
  • Political bickering and partisan posturing may seem unstoppable, but reason and conversation can even stop that.
What’s unstoppable? We’re reading about it in this week’s Bible passage from Acts 5:27-32.

God’s gift of repentance and forgiveness is unstoppable. God’s call that all would love God and love all is unstoppable. God’s desire that all would be saved is unstoppable.
  • Folks can try to stop it outright.
  • Folks can get it completely wrong
  • Folks can argue about it
  • Folks can deny it.
But folks can’t stop it.

God’s mission is unstoppable.


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