God’s Mission and Our Resources     

The Missional Church – Part 2: Principles of Missional Living

Mark 4:18-19; 1 John 2:15-17; Acts 2:44-45; Matthew 6:24-34

Missional Living Homework:

Sabbath & Solitude – how’d it go?

Listening Activity – What did you learn about Centennial Lakes? about you? about the process?

The Parable of the Farmer Scattering Seed

Thorns (things that choke out, strangle)

the worries of this life

the lure of wealth

the desire for other things


Three -Isms


  1. a social theory advocating the liberty, rights, or independent action ofthe individual.
  2. the principle or habit of or belief in independent thought or action.
  3. the pursuit of individual rather than common or collective interests;egoism.



  1. a modern movement for the protection of the consumer against useless, inferior, or dangerous products,
    misleading advertising, unfair pricing, etc.
  2. the concept that an ever-expanding consumption of goods is advantageous to the economy.
  3. the fact or practice of an increasing consumption of goods:


  1. preoccupation with or emphasis on material objects, comforts, and considerations, with a disinterest in or rejection of spiritual, intellectual, or cultural values.


  • How “thorny” is your life right now?
  • In what ways do you believe consumerism and individualism have worked to shape your identity?
  • In what ways do you feel like you can begin to prune away the thorns in your life?

Missional Living Homework:

  • Set aside some time to look over your monthly budget. Examine whether or not you can find space to eliminate a current want in order to help with others’ needs.
  • Choose a possession that you enjoy and care about. Give it away, or sell it on EBay or Craigslist and give the proceeds away to someone in need.
  • Prayerfully consider your current living situation and ownership. These are most likely your two most expensive possessions. Are there changes you could make to position yourself to live a more active missional lifestyle?