Now I want you to know, brothers and sisters, that what has happened to me has actually served to advance the gospel. Philippians 1:12

What effect did Paul’s confinement among the palace guard have on the Christians in Rome?
Paul’s closer confinement gave the others the courage to speak the Word of God without fear. The history of the Christian church declares that when a Christian worker, such as a missionary, is tortured and killed, a number of other believers who may not have been as fervent or who had been unmoved previously will now “come to life” and move forward to take the place of the one who has been invited to suffer for Christ and the gospel.