Christ in all


Acts 18:3–4 (ESV): 3 and because he was of the same trade he stayed with them and worked, for they were tentmakers by trade. 4 And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and tried to persuade Jews and Greeks.


According to, tents were in high demand in the first century, by not only those who used tents for their home but also travelers who needed a portable tent. Furthermore, at least in Alexandria, those worshipping in the synagogue were separated by guild. Therefore, Paul would have found an opening into the community simply by his trade.


What openings do our jobs or careers provide for us? How can we leverage our everyday connections to share the Good News with others?


Heavenly Father, please open my eyes for ways to share the Good News with my community. May my life not be divided artificially into sacred and secular realms, but rather may Christ permeate all I do. Amen.

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