Nothing stops the Gospel: NOTHING!
Philippians 1:12-18b: The Gospel advances despite: 1.) chains, 2.) cold-feet 3.) and conflict; and in this we rejoice.
1.) The Gospel advances despite Paul's Chains (13): No one is confused; Paul suffers as Christ's witness.
2.) The Gospel advances despite the Church's Cold-Feet (14): No one is timid; all witness fearlessly for Christ.
3.) The Gospel advances despite Church Conflict (15-18b): The proclamation of Christ and Him crucified is what we rejoice in.
Nothing stops the Gospel: NOTHING! Paul's chained to a Roman soldier... the Gospel is unchainable! You'd expect the believers in Rome who were faint-hearted before to be faint-hearted all the more... ...but they're emboldened to proclaim the Gospel! and on top of it there is some political rivalry within the church of Rome... ...Yet God overrules the squabbles, the Gospel is proclaimed, souls are won, Christ is glorified. Everything is stacked against advancement of the Gospel. But this Gospel is the power of God ￼for salvation to everyone who believes. And you can be secure in the knowledge that nothing, NOTHING! stops the Gospel from advancing.