This is a collection of sermons given at Canyon View Church that are not a part of a series.
This Week's Devotion & Questions
For two years Paul sat in a rented room in Rome, imprisoned under circumstances one could generously call house arrest. Acts 28:30-31 tells us Paul did not waste this time away from the missions field twiddling his thumbs and whittling sticks. Instead, he “welcomed all who came to him, proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.”
When I hear the words “missional living” I think of people like Ray and Candace Ward who live in Thailand, being the hands and feet of Jesus in a practical way. Or I think about the group of folks we sent down to Mexico earlier this year, who helped build homes and share God’s love with a couple of families. I certainly don’t think of myself–plugging through daily life in little Grand Junction, Colorado–as someone who embodies missional living. But that’s exactly the example Paul the prisoner sets for us. Location isn’t what makes our living “missional”, it’s the continuous act of sharing God that does.
1. What is one thing you heard in the sermon that you can pray about this week?
2. Read Acts 28:17-31–Paul’s stay in Rome. In what ways did he continue to live missionally in spite of being under “house arrest”?
3. Think about the past week and all the people who “came to you”–at work, school, in your neighborhood. How did you reflect Jesus to these people or how could you change future interactions to do so?