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A recent movie told the story of a train that gained so much momentum that it could not be stopped, no matter what the conductor or control room operators tried.

In Acts 12, the gospel was being spread throughout the world with such momentum it had become unstoppable. People were being added to the church daily. The church had so much momentum it had started to experience some resistance from outsiders who wanted to stop this movement.

One of those people was Herod. He went about trying to win people over to follow him instead of Jesus. He began to take the praise that people offered to him instead of giving the praise to God. Acts records for us what happened to Herod. “Immediately, because Herod did not give praise to God, an angel of the Lord struck him down, and he was eaten by worms and died. But the word of God continued to spread and flourish.” (Acts 12:23-24)

Herod tried to stop the church, but his resistance only caused the church to grow further faster. Nothing and noone can stop what God has put into motion. Jesus said He would build His church and nothing, not even the gates of hell, would be able to stop it. More than 2,000 years later, we can see that what Jesus said is true. The gospel is still spreading. The word of God is being preached all over the world. And in the state of South Carolina at NewSpring Church, we are going to reach 100,000 people for Jesus, and we won’t stop there, because the church is unstoppable.


  • What would you attempt for God if you knew you could not be stopped?
  • How are you part of the unstoppable movement of the church?
  • What can you do to become part of the movement?

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