Beyond the Weekend

September 22 | Uncommon Faithfulness

September 22, 2021


When Priscilla and Aquilla heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately. Acts 18:26b

Read: Acts 18:26
Acts 18


Ephesus is a major Roman hub for both goods and ideas. It’s an important place as the gospel is sweeping across the Roman world. When Paul leaves Ephesus, he leaves behind a blue-collar couple to continue building the church there. Priscilla and Aquilla were tentmakers. This common, ordinary couple exhibits uncommon faithfulness.

When a gifted Christian teacher comes to Ephesus, Priscilla and Aquilla not only find a seat to listen but invite Apollos into their home to teach him. This couple opened up their home to spiritual growth everywhere they went.  They did it for Paul, Apollos and later a church in Corinth and one in Rome (Acts 18:1-5, Acts 18:26, 1 Corinthians 16:19, Romans 16:3). It’s remarkable and, at the same time, it’s mundane. God uses their uncommon faithfulness mightily in the early church and shows us that we don’t need extraordinary gifting to lead an extraordinary life. EXTRAORDINARY FAITHFULNESS leads to an extraordinary life.

God can use any faithful activity repeated over time to significantly impact our church and the world. Whether it’s mentoring someone, being hospitable, participating in small group, serving at the church or giving generously regularly—God can use our uncommon faithfulness to build a life of uncommon impact.


On page 19 in Jesus & The City journal, write out the small things you are doing which can make a big difference in your life and the lives of those around you. Then write one thing to start today to create or continue that habit of uncommon faithfulness.


Join us this year as we read through the New Testament.

Today’s reading is 2 Thessalonians 1.

Download a printable PDF of the BTW week here.

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