- Write thank-you Christmas cards
- Give a generous gift
- Be joyful
- Ask questions
- Say something provocative about Christmas
- Be a peace maker
- Be with the lonely
- Invite others to discover what makes Him worthy of adoration
The lecture is divided into four parts:
- Original Ends?(God?s original purposes?for work)
- Frustrated Ends?(how those purposes have been frustrated by sin)
- Renewed Ends?(how those purposes have been renewed by Jesus)
- The End of Work?(how our daily labour can echo into eternity)
I recall clearly after high school trying to decide which college I should attend to pursue a vocation in teaching. ?My calling (though I would probably not have used that term then) was clear – I wanted to be a teacher, a secondary maths/science teacher specifically. ?
But the big question was whether to head to the bright lights of Brisbane or the safer and more familiar environment of nearby Toowoomba. Funny, it does not sound like such a big question now.?
Eventually, after prayer and consideration of the pros and cons with my parents, I decided on Toowoomba. ?Of course, that started a chain of events including meeting a delightful young woman through the activities of the Christian Fellowship group we established who would later become my wife!? [Read more…] about Vocation: What will I do with my 100,000 hours of working life?
The people at DistinctDisciples?have put together a sermon series on work and faith that is well worth a listen. ?Here are the topics:
- Wired to Work (30:32)
- By the sweat of your brow (32:44)
- Work as worship (29:53)
- Loving others through work (27:29)
It was really exciting to discover an emerging Australian website with a focus on encouraging Christians in the workplace.
The aim of?DistinctDisciples??is to ‘…?equip you with resources and content which inspires and encourages you to be distinct in your workplace. We have daily blog posts and tweets to get you thinking about what it might look like in the nitty-gritty of your workplace to live for Jesus. We also hope in the future to provide podcasts and short videos you can watch to inspire and encourage you.’
Here’s a little promotional video that explains their passion – one we strongly support here at Malyon Workplace.